Updated: Apr 27
You've got your logo, now how do you add it to pictures? There are so many different ways you can do this, but here are 2 different ways I do this for myself and my clients. Let's dive in.
If you want to use your phone I recommend, Word Swag:
Step 1: Download Word Swag from the app store.
Step 2: Choose the photo you want your logo to be on and make sure it's saved to your camera roll. You'll also want to make sure you've saved your logo and it's also in your camera roll.
*If you're a client of mine, you'll have a google drive link with different folders dedicated to each file type. For this you'll want to save the png files directly do your phone. These files have transparent backgrounds and will work perfectly for this.
Step 3: Launch the Word Swag app and click the "Library" button at the bottom in the middle. This will pull up the photos from your camera roll. Choose a photo you'd like to add your logo to and click "next". Delete the text automatically added if you don't want to add a quote to the photo. Then click "save".
*Note: This app does require a monthly subscription to add the logo file. So you may need to work through a few other steps in setting up the monthly subscription. Continue reading for a free way to add your logo to pictures using your computer.
Step 4: The next screen will show a button that says, "Add Your Logo". Click that and then select "New Logo". Select the logo file you saved to your phone and drag it to the spot you want it on your picture. You can enlarge or shrink the logo file by pinching it with both fingers. *Tip: Want to use the logo as a watermark? Just change the transparency on the logo file! Once you've got the logo where you want it, click "Save" and it will automatically be saved to your camera roll.
If you want to use your computer I recommend, Canva:
*This option does work on your phone, but the app can be more difficult for less "techy" people. It’s much easier to do this from a computer.
Step 1: Click here to set up an account if you don't already have one.
Step 2: Make sure the photo you want to use and the logo you want to use is saved to your computer. Click the "Create a New Design" button on the top right. If you're using the app on your phone there is a turquoise button on the bottom right hand corner with a plus in the middle, click that. The next step will be choosing your size. We're going to use the "Instagram Post" option.
Step 3: There will be template options, but for the sake of this blog post we're going to simply talk about adding the logo to a photo. On the computer when you choose "Instagram Post" it will pull up a blank white square. Now select the "Uploads" tab, then choose, "Upload Media", and upload the photo from your computer. Once it uploads the picture you're going to want to size it so it fits that white square.
Step 4: Once the picture is evenly placed on the square, you'll want to upload your logo just like you uploaded the photo. Go back to the “Uploads” tab, select your logo from your computer, upload it to Canva, and drag it from uploads over to the picture. You can use the little white circles in the corners of the logo file to scale it larger or smaller. *Tip: Want to use the logo as a watermark? Just change the transparency on the logo file!
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