Thursday, March 6, 2014

Photo Editors

While working with a great resource, Thinglink, I realized teachers may need a supporting resource if they do not have a Photoshop license when wanting to combine several images together into one.  Two free photo editing tools, Canva and PicMonkey, work well in conjunction with Thinglink (view my previous post here). The two photo editing tools allow users to create a collage and save the final image for uploading into Thinglink.


It is not necessary to sign up for PicMonkey, but users may want to create an account and upgrade to Royale status for $33/year for additional features and an ad-free work environment.  Find help articles for PicMonkey here.  Copied below is an example of a collage created with PicMonkey.  The images were inserted by browsing my computer and then patterned papers were imported from the PicMonkey color swatches.


Canva can be used for much more than just collages.  Social media, presentations, blog graphics, facebook covers, documents, and cards can all be created in Canva and helpful templates are supplied for the user needing a creative push.  Sign up for Canva here and find help articles here.  Below is an example of what I made with Canva when combining several app images I had on my computer.  The text graphics and background pattern were imported from the Conva library.  View their promo video here.

After adding links to the image in ThingLink:
Note the small circle tags that indicate links.

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