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How I edit my featured images

Hello everyone,

I recently put on my Insta story on whether you wanted to know how I edit my featured images on my blog and I got a lot of response! Everyone who replied said yes so I thought I’d show you.

Screen Shot 2016-10-22 at 18.55.08.pngI use Canva to edit my featured images because its so easy but effective. I know that a lot of bloggers use pic monkey but I feel like that’s not for me and most of Canva tools are free. I always use the Social media layout at the top of the page.

You have a blank square so than I Upload a background image and than fit it to the square.

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Afterthat, I go to Elements (on the Sidebar) and click Shapes and click on the white square which then pops up. I click on the square and change the Transparency in between 45-55 depending on the image. I then fill the whole image with the square. That’s my way of adding a filter to the background.

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Next, I click Text  (on the Sidebar) and choose the Shining Castle Studios because its very pretty. I than click on it and change the Colour to black to match my blog theme.

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Than IThenck on the worlds and change it to the name of the post I’m doing.

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Thats it! I just Download it which than saves the image to the laptop. After that i just include it into my blogpost at the top.

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Lastly, I shrink the image to the size I like and centre the image.

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So I hope you guys liked this post and hope it was helpful to you if you were looking for a new way to edit your featured image. Have a lovely evening lovelies.

😘The Average Gurl

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  • thelushlifestyleblog

    Yep Canva is amazing for creating these images! I find it so easy to creat pretty looking pictures with it! Xx

    November 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm Reply
  • The Stylish Dreamer

    I really like how you edit your pics ! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    November 5, 2016 at 2:39 am Reply
  • milenkamillie

    Thank you for sharing this! I literally would not even know where to start haha but I guess you learn something new every day! xx

    November 3, 2016 at 11:19 pm Reply
  • DORA

    I love canva for editing! So easy and the results are always awesome
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    October 31, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
  • phashionbug

    Great post, will try Canva for sure, looks like a great option.
    Thanks for sharing such informative post.
    xx
    Saabri
    http://www.phashionbug.com

    October 31, 2016 at 3:06 pm Reply
  • Laura Blossomofhope

    I love using Canva because you can save it onto the website. I loved reading this post xx
    http://www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

    October 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm Reply
    • The Average Gurl

      Yes I agree because it’s just so helpful! And thank you so much xx

      October 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm Reply
  • girlybloggerweb

    i used to use canva but now i use picmonkey because i feel like picmonkey is for me! i always love your photos! 🙂 <3

    October 30, 2016 at 6:10 pm Reply
    • The Average Gurl

      That’s great! It’s all got to do with personal preference 🙂

      October 30, 2016 at 7:15 pm Reply
  • Ariana

    I used to use PicMonkey, but it stopped working for me – now I use Canva and find it much more professional.

    October 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm Reply
    • The Average Gurl

      Yes I agree Canva is professional, I actually have trouble with using picmonkey

      October 30, 2016 at 7:15 pm Reply
  • sophiemaie

    I’ve never heard of that editing site before but I’ll definitely have to check it out!! Great post as always xx

    October 30, 2016 at 9:54 am Reply
    • The Average Gurl

      Yes you have to check it out! And thank you lovely xx

      October 30, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Life as Tilly Rose

    So glad you did this post, it was great help! Might try this out now ☺️

    October 30, 2016 at 5:30 am Reply
  • wahidastyles

    I love your new edited pictures it’s so cool

    October 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm Reply
  • LivingOutLoud

    Thanks for the advice. I want to get better at editing my own images 🙂

    October 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm Reply
  • consciousoftheheart

    Cool, we utilize http://www.canva.com as well for our blog site.

    October 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm Reply
  • trinity

    I was pretty sure you used Canva, because I use it too.

    October 29, 2016 at 5:11 pm Reply
    • The Average Gurl

      Yes I do use Canva. I mentioned it in the post x

      October 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm Reply

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