Have I mentioned that I love PicMonkey? I do. I love playing with all the collage options and editing my photos. I was playing around on the site yesterday, and I made a wallpaper for my iPhone. Because I love my iPhone, too, and I want it to be pretty for Valentine's Day. I was so pleased with
From the PicMonkey home screen, choose "create a collage". Then, choose how many spaces you want for your collage from the "layouts" menu on the left hand side. I wanted two, so I chose the 2-photo layout from the "ducks in a row" option. The spaces for your photos are going to be side-by-side, but we want them one on top of the other, so rotate your collage by clicking the rotate option at the bottom of the screen. Once you've done that, resize the collage to fit your phone. I used the same dimensions as a 4x6 photo (1600x2400). I almost forgot, click on that little padlock at the bottom to unlock the proportions so you can get the size you want. My arrow is covering it up in the photo below, but you'll see it, I promise. See how my collage has borders around the edges and between the squares? You can make those bigger or smaller by clicking on "background" and changing the spacing.
You're ready to create your masterpiece. You can use one of PicMonkey's swatches, or one of your own. I'm just going to use a couple of theirs. Click on swatches and then drag and drop the ones you want in to your collage.
Now, save the collage so we can edit it. I save mine to my desktop just to make it easy. Once you've saved it, click on that "x" in the upper right hand corner to get back to the PicMonkey main screen. Click on "edit a photo" and choose the collage you just saved.
Since I had Valentine's Day on my mind, I decided to use elements from the "sweethearts" theme for my wallpaper.
Before I saved my collage, I made the top "picture" bigger by sliding the dashed line down a little. From the themes menu, I added a ribbon and stretched it across. Then I clicked on the text tool on the left (the "P") and inserted some lyrics from one of my favorite songs ("Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac).
You can really have anything you want on your wallpaper. Play around, make a few.
Once I was happy with my wallpaper, I saved it to iPhoto. I use PhotoStream to automatically sync my photos, but you can also just manually sync it to an album on your phone. Open the photo on your phone, click on that little box with the arrow coming out of it (lower left hand corner on my phone) and select "Use as wallpaper", then move and scale it, and finally decide whether to use it as your lock screen, home screen, or both.
Here are a couple of others that I made...
I hope this all makes sense! Huge kudos to everyone out there posting tutorials! It's harder than I thought it would be. Let me know if you make a wallpaper - I'd love to see them!