Tuesday, August 5, 2014

How to Make Free Picture Teaser Ads

We've all seen them-you know you want them. 
I'll show you how to make them for free.

And here's the secret....it's easy!!

#1 Go to picmonkey.com
     You can use this for free and have fewer features or pick to pay to play and have more features. I        use the free option

#2 Click on edit right there at the top.
 Now you can pick a picture to play with.

I chose this beauty.

#3 Go ahead and click on Crop  under basic edits (the first little icon on the far left) and take from the picture what you want-or keep it just how it is.

                                                This is what I ended up with- I love it

#4 Now you can manipulate the colors of the photo by clicking on Colors, Sharpen, and Exposure. Go ahead, play around. It previews your choices before you have to apply or cancel it. Nothing is permanent-you can cancel anything or apply it if you like it.

 I changed the color saturation on this one. It's a slight difference, but it may make you love your photo even more.

I changed the exposure in on this one...check it out.

#5 You can even choose to add a texture-it's the second icon down on the far left. Go down the column of choices and see what it does to your picture.

I chose to soften the picture and this is what I got.

#6 The little lipstick icon helps you do specific editing Touch up like taking out zits and stuff.  I won't give you an example of this

#7 the big Tt is for adding text 
It can be something one of your characters says in your book or what the narrator says or just something that will make people want to take a look at your book.

Make sure your add your book somewhere on the teaser

#8 There are a ton of overlays to use. Try them out. 

 I added a few for you to see- lips and hearts.

Don't stop there. You can also play with frames, textures and themes.  Have fun-try everything and you'll be amazed at what you can create.

Here's another one I made.

And one more...It's so fun!!
                                                        I used a texture on this one

When are you going to make your first picture teaser?


Donna K. Weaver said...

Love it, Cindy!

Jo Noelle said...

What a great idea!

Julene and Gabe said...

Looks like fun to play around with!
Thanks for the info!

Renae Mackley said...

Oo la la! Good stuff, Cindy.

Tyrean Martinson said...

That looks like fun!