How to White Out Your Photos Exclusively Using Picmonkey

Lots of people don’t have the budget for photoshop… but I think I can safely say all of us LOVE the free alternatives (Pickmonkey) While Picmonkey doesn’t have the same advance editing capabilities as photoshop, you can still make your photos pop by giving them a white background using curves and clone. 
This may not be the everyday look you will want for all of your photos, but this technique is one I like to use to white out my backgrounds and make web graphics pop.
(note: since Picmonkey is no longer 100% free,  try Ipiccy, which is free, and offers very similar tools) 



NOTE: Each photo is it’s own step & I clicked “apply” unless it is noted with a blue “Part “1 or “Part 2”,which is just one step.
And there you are!
It’s a lot of steps, but don’t let that overwhelm you! Just keep editing until you are happy with it!

thank you for stopping by!

  1. Anonymous

    July 28th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Hannah, I love this tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I wondered how you got this result. I'll have to give this a try. It's a really cool effect!

    I also like your "Link Parties"! I hope to try your "Better Than Smores" recipe this week! (Gotta feed my hungry hubby and son! 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    August 4th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Wayyyyyyyy too cute! Going to do this!

  3. Ashley

    August 4th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Adorable Baby Girl!

  4. Shalita Compton

    December 30th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Very nice! I love picmonkey too. I use photo shop but I love the ease and simplicity of picmonkey.

    Check out my blog :)http://shalitaphotoclass.blogspot.com/

  5. Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    June 8th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Love this tutorial you did. I love Picmonkey! And have recently realized how important the Curves part is…amazing! (=

  6. Hannah Hathaway

    June 8th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Glad you like it! 🙂

  7. heather

    August 17th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I cant find the curves part do i need to pay??

  8. Hannah Hathaway

    August 18th, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Yes, curves is not a part if the free pic monkey anymore, unfortunately, but you can use the free curves on ipiccy. Hope that helps! 🙂

  9. Anonymous

    July 10th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial and the recommendation for Picmonkey. Had never heard of it before.

  10. Seraa Haider

    July 15th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks from Egypt. glad I got to see such a unique blog, I Love it

  11. Anonymous

    August 13th, 2013 at 3:29 am

    where do u find posterize advanced??

  12. Love Vintage Floral (Jody)

    September 23rd, 2013 at 3:57 am

    THANKS so much for introducing me to to Picmonkey curves!! I love how picmonkey can make even my pics look good 🙂 but the curves are the magic extra tool I needed!! I now have a lot of photos to go back over but it is worth it – thanks again ♥ Jody

  13. Anonymous

    October 12th, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Thanks and adorable blog!

  14. Hannah Hathaway

    October 12th, 2013 at 2:28 am

    No problem! 🙂

  15. Anonymous

    January 9th, 2014 at 1:40 am

    can you do the same steps with making the background black?

  16. Hannah

    January 9th, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Pretty much, yes, but in reverse. You can use the pen/pencil tool to paint it in black. Hope that helps! 🙂

  17. carolina quezada

    March 24th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I love all your tutorials. I had no idea iPiccy existed. It's great and it's free. Thanks again.

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