How to use FREE Fall images from Pic Monkey

Hello there!  It’s Brooke from Blissful Roots visiting again today.  Is everyone as excited as me that September means fall is just right around the corner?  With another boy on the way next month, I have to say my pregnant self is LOVING the cooler temperatures, and every bit of me is thrilled to see some colors popping up on the mountains!
Free Fall Leaf Images from PicMonkey from Blissful Roots
I’m pretty sure I’ve professed my love for PicMonkey here at twelveOeight before, but just in case I haven’t, I will right now.  PicMonkey has an amazing collection of images to use for free.  You can pay the Royale fee and have access to even more, but the free options are plentiful!  Just look at all these leaves you can use for any of your fall projects for FREE!

Free Fall Leaf Images from PicMonkey from Blissful Roots
When you first pull up PicMonkey (after choosing an image to edit- I just used a blank white image I have saved to my desktop), you’ll see this menu come up in the sidebar.  Click on the butterfly image.  
Free Fall Leaf Images from PicMonkey from Blissful Roots
Then you’ll see a long menu of image categories.  Scroll down until you find the ‘Nature’ category, and click on ‘Leaves”.
Free Fall Leaf Images from PicMonkey from Blissful Roots
You will then see all of these leaf images appear.  The eight black leaves at the top are free (Basic).  The other eight leaves on the bottom cost (Royale). 
Free Fall Leaf Images from PicMonkey from Blissful Roots
Choose which leaf image you want to use, and click on it.  It will appear black and white at first with a sizing box around it.  Simply drag one of the corner circles on the sizing box to adjust the size of your leaf.  You can also tilt your leaf by using the circle at the top of the sizing box.  In addition to your leaf image, you’ll have a little window pop up.  The window is where you can adjust your leaf coloring, rotation, and other editing options.  You’ll notice there are two colors for one leaf.
Free Fall Leaf Images from PicMonkey from Blissful Roots


If don’t want to see the leaf veins, simply make color 1 and color 2 the same.


Free Fall Leaf Images from PicMonkey from Blissful Roots
If you want the veins of the leaf to show, then choose different colors for color 1 and color 2.  It’s fun to experiment with all of the color variations and combinations.
Once you’ve got the leaf just as you’d like, just save it to your desktop, and then print it out.  It’s really as easy as that!  I love how you can customize the leaf coloring and sizing to fit ANY project.  I’m thinking these would be perfect for a fall leaf banner, place cards, a gallery wall, and the collage I’ve made with the leaves makes me think of a BINGO card.  What a fun fall activity to do with your kids!
I hope you’ll go and visit PicMonkey today!  And even if you’re not into fall leaves, check out all of their other images.  There are some great fall trees, and even a fun apple image in their School U theme that fit perfectly with the season!  Or, you can jump ahead like me and check out all of the Halloween choices!
As I said, I’m thrilled fall is finally on its way!  And Blissful Roots is bursting with fall ideas for everyone.  I’ve got a yummy homemade pear applesauce recipe, a fun hand print apple tree art project for the kiddos, and a free printable autumn chalkboard banner to share, so come and visit me soon!

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