Tips and tricks

Here are a few advanced tips for Ribbet experts and apprentices:

- Hold shift when resizing a shape to distort it
- When color selecting, click the small rectangle to the right of the color picker to then select a color from your photo!
- Right click on text, stickers, frames etc for more options including duplicate, bring to front and delete
- Use “Advanced Blend Modes” under the color picker to make text and stickers transparent, and use the color picker to change the color of stickers
- When using the “doodle” tool and other brush tools like “blemish fix”, use the [ and ] keys on the keyboard to change your brush size
- Use the photo basket to add custom textures to your photos by dragging items from the basket over your photo and then adjusting the “Advanced Blend Mode” and fade level
- Double-click the hex color code on the color picker (a 6 number/letter code like FFFFFF) to enter your own specific color code

Share your own advanced tips or let us know if you’ve got any questions

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266 Comments

  1. Ronna
    Posted September 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Can I change the size of my collage? For instance I notice that all of them are square. I’d like to try and make a collage that I can have printed like an 8X10 photo. Can you help?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 14, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

      You sure can. Simply use the proportions slider down the bottom left when creating your collage. For 8×10 use either the 56:44 ratio or 44:56. After you’ve finished creating your collage you can trim off any slight excess by using the Crop tool and choosing 8×10 from the dropdown.

      • sandi
        Posted December 3, 2012 at 3:38 am | Permalink

        how do you get that ratio and what is the ratio for a 4×6 photo? what about a 5×6 photo?

        thanks

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted December 3, 2012 at 3:51 am | Permalink

          Hi Sandi,

          The closest available radio (on the Proportions slider) to 8:10 is 44:56. For the image sizes you mentioned: for 4×6 you need 40:60 or 60:40 and for 5×6 you need approximately 45:55 or 55:45 (again this is the closest ratio to 5:6 available on the Proportions slider).

          • sandi
            Posted December 3, 2012 at 3:59 am | Permalink

            awesome!

          • Ribbet Ribbet
            Posted August 8, 2013 at 1:28 am | Permalink

            Update to this: Ribbet Collages and Blank Canvases can now be Snapped to the most popular printing sizes. If there’s a size which you feel is missing, please let us know and we’ll add it.

      • Nichole
        Posted July 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

        I’m stumped and apparently my past math classes are not coming back to me!
        My print size needs to be 7.25″ x 9.25″. Can you please help me with what proportion I can make my collage?

        Thanks so much!

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted July 2, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

          Hi Nichole, For 7.25×9.25″ use the proportions slider at 56:44 or 44:56. Note this proportion is valid for any collage templates that start off in a square shape. For other shapes you can watch the dimensions down the bottom right of the screen (to the top-right of the zoom bar), as you slide the proportions slider. You want the dimensions to be as close as possible to 1024×803 or 803×1024 (or for high resolution collages, 2400×1881 or 1881×2400). For your interest, this is calculated by 7.25 / 9.25 * 1024 (or * 2400).

          • Nichole
            Posted July 3, 2013 at 12:16 am | Permalink

            Thank you so much for such a quick and informative response!! I really appreciate it.

          • Ribbet Ribbet
            Posted August 8, 2013 at 1:29 am | Permalink

            Update on this: Ribbet Collages and Blank Canvases can now be Snapped to the most popular printing sizes. If there’s a size which you feel is missing, please let us know and we’ll add it.

  2. Jenn
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    When I finished a collage I couldn’t figure out how to save it. how can

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jenn, To save your collage you click the “Done” button up the top right, then (after applying any effects/stickers/text/frames to your collage) click the “Save and Share” tab up the top right and finally the red “Save Photo” button.

  3. Emily
    Posted September 30, 2012 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    How can i cut/clip photos on Ribbet? I can’t find it anywhere, but everyone is making edits with clipped photos and saying that they were clipped on Ribbet.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted October 1, 2012 at 6:13 am | Permalink

      Hi Emily, do you mean crop photos (ie. cut/clip the sides of the photo)? If so, you can achieve this by going to Basic Edits > Crop, and then dragging the corners of the rectangle that appears to suit the cropping you desire.

      • Miranda
        Posted May 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

        How can i crop just the person from a photo to use in another photo with Ribbit

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted May 30, 2014 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

          Hi Miranda, Thanks for contacting us! First open up the background image, and then upload and drag on your foreground image (with the person on it) from the Photo Basket at the bottom of the editor. Re-size and re-position the image, and then use the Eraser tool to erase everything from the photo except the person. We have a brief demo video which demonstrates how this is done.

  4. Michael
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    Is there a way to save the collages at a higher resolution? say 300 dpi for example?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted November 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Hi Michael. Yes you can achieve this. Firstly make sure you are registered. Then in your account settings (click your username on the top bar) change your Image Quality setting to “Archival”. Now, when creating a collage change the Normal/High toggle to High (this is on the settings bar, above the collage to the right). Your collage will now be up to 3600×3600 pixels, which is 300dpi when printing at 12″ x 12″ or even higher when printing smaller than this.

      • Posted December 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

        How would I make a transparent backround?

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted December 7, 2014 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

          Hi Greg, For collages you can make the background transparent by clicking the Transparent Border checkbox (to the bottom left when creating your collage). You can also create a Blank Canvas with a transparent background from the Library > Start tab and then drag on images from the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor). You can then erase areas from any photo you drag on using the Eraser tool on the Photo Properties dialog that appears when clicking the photo:

          When finished, make sure you save your image in PNG format (the option is on the save screen) in order to maintain the transparency.

  5. Alison
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ribbet Team!
    Is there a way to zoom in photos once you are making the collage, or must they be cropped first?
    Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted November 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

      Hi Alison, At this point it is necessary to crop the image first. Once you do this though, when building your collage you can select “History” in the photo basket’s drop-down and drag your cropped image straight from there.

  6. Dennis
    Posted December 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Hello from frozen Minnesota – 4+ above this morning.
    I enjoyed using your software to correct a photo before emailing it out to family after the usual Christmas photos and one of the grandchildren needing to be cropped off one edge.

    Here is the deal and question. First, I had brain surgery two years ago and now editing, typing or any work on the computer takes three to five times longer to complete. I need to read instructions, make the “linkages”, do the work, and save that work on extra local hard drives. Bummer.

    I like your software! Flat out it appears that I can use it to be my main photo editing engine for that ever feared “Family History Project”! I know that this is going to be a bigger pain in the neck than writing my double Masters’ research for telecommunications.

    Please provide some guidance of where I need to start reading about using your software and practicing to edit various family photos I have scanned. I have a grans assortment of tin types, black & whites, pin hole cameras, professional photography work that was had colored in (my parents wartime wedding photos), slides that can be converted to electronic images. Just everything in every image format.

    This collection is from around the world, both personal and military travels for three generations within the family. Lots of retuning the final prints. Regardless, I have the time, four different types of scanners, three different types of photo printers and unlimited hours to work on this project.

    I do not worry about any expense to be requested for basic programs, enhancements or upgrades. That is always part of keeping a quality program running.

    Thank you for your assistance. I look forward to your instructions of where within the documentation I should begin my reading on using the software and how to download all software and revisions created for the software.

    Dennis

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted December 29, 2012 at 9:03 am | Permalink

      Hi Dennis,

      Thanks for being in contact with us and for sharing with us how you intend to use Ribbet for your Family History Project. The best place you can start for reading about Ribbet is in our online help. You can also click the Question Mark icon above most effects to gain an explanation of how the effect works. Lastly, always feel free to post questions in our Online Forum. Either us or other users will come to your assistance.

      All software and revisions for Ribbet are automatically applied when you click Start Editing from our home page.

  7. Posted January 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Please could you tell me whether a high res photograph looses any resolution if accessed on line and edited with Ribbet, and then saved to my computer. I have set archival quality and save to highest res possible within Ribbet. Is there any other deterioration? Do professional photographers use Ribbet, and then proceed to sell their work?
    Also, on some uploads and some edits, line(s) in images “break up” into slightly jagged lines. Also photos taken as screen grabs from TV can show image breakup when uploaded. However these defects disappear when picture is saved back to computer or put on flickr.
    Many thanks for making all this possible – I await news of fees with interest!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted January 7, 2013 at 12:06 am | Permalink

      Hi Barbara,

      Once you’ve set archival quality in your preferences, you will not lose any quality on photos up to 16 megapixels. Photos over 16 megapixels will be reduced to this size, however this decrease will not be noticeable for most purposes, including high quality printing at sizes up to and sometimes larger than 22×32 inches.

      There are absolutely professional photographers who use Ribbet and sell their work, particular wedding photographers, professional bloggers and web designers.

      There shouldn’t be any “break up” in your images whatsoever. If you continue to experience this problem send us a quick note here and we’ll look into resolving the problem for you.

  8. Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Hello from Colorado. First, I want to say I am SO excited that I found Ribbet. I was a HUGE Picnik fan…you all are the closest I’ve found. Now I’m a even bigger Ribbet fan! I’m wanting to know how I might go about…
    #1 – making a photo black & white but adding a little bit of color to certain areas of the photo
    #2 — giving the photo a blurred background while keeping the focal point clear.

    Is there a way to do this within Ribbet
    Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

      Hi Shannon, Thanks for the positive feedback! Both of these effects are possible. For the focal point of color use “Focal B&W” which is about half way down on the Effects tab. For a single point of focus, you can use “Fancy Focus” which is directly below Focal B&W.

  9. KimA
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Learned about Ribbet today through Net Net Tricks Newsletter by Jack Teems. I found Piknik a bit awkward but find Ribbet to be very attractive and agile. However, I have been unable to find out how to accomplish the following: In an aerial photo I would like to can outline an object or place a fine arrow at an angle which points accurately to an object. Thanks for any tips you can provide to solve those needs. Regards.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted January 15, 2013 at 3:22 am | Permalink

      Hi KimA, Thanks for the positive feedback! There are a few ways to achieve what you’re trying to do. The simplest is to use the “Basic Shapes” on the Stickers Tab. You can drag on an arrow, and you can rotate and resize it (hold shift down while resizing to distort it). You can also change the sticker’s color. You could also annotate using a Speech Bubble or Geometric Shape (above and below Basic Shapes) in combination with some text.

      Your other alternative is to find an arrow you like using Google Images, save it to your computer, and then add it to your photo using the Photo Basket.

  10. KimA
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Hi Ribbet. Thank you for your prompt and thoughtful reply. I’ll try out your excellent ideas. Now I can really roll wityh the program. Thanks, again
    KimA

  11. Glenda Kelly
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    WOW, just WOW. I am SOOOOO happy to find this site. I loved PIcnik, and was sad to see it go. But NOW I have found Ribbet. Thanks so very much.

  12. Robin Ann
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    i am trying to make a collage, but some of the images that I am using don’t fit into the designated collage boxes. Is there a way that I can zoom out on photos within a collage box? Or, how else can I make them fit?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

      Hi Robin, Currently the images you add to a collage can’t be zoomed and default to completely zoomed out. The options you have to make them better fit are:

      - Use the “Proportions Slider” to find a better ratio for the collage images
      - Use Ribbet to crop images before creating the collage (first option on the Basic Edits tab), and then use these images when creating your collage by selecting “History” in the photo basket drop-down
      - You can also move images left, right, up or down by dragging them once placed on the collage

  13. Erica
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    I too loved Picnik and was very sad that it closed down. I wish I had known about Ribbet sooner!
    Following on Robin Ann’s question – I think this is really an issue that needs to be addressed, I don’t understand why it is not possible to zoom out on the individual photos in the collage to include more of the original photo. PLEASE techy people work on this.
    Thanks so much for Ribbet!
    Erica

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 14, 2013 at 3:06 am | Permalink

      Thanks Erica for your feedback. We hear you about zooming out and do understand why it would be an awesome feature. We’ll look into solving this in a future Ribbet update.

  14. Shar
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Can I create a more customized collage? So instead of an even amount of columns, can I do 2 pictures on the top and 3 pictures below? If so, how could I create that?

    I have 5 photos that I want to all be of equal size.

    Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 23, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

      Hi Shar, This is an excellent suggestion and isn’t something that you can currently do. You can use the photo basket to manually put together a collage but that would be difficult to get perfect. The ability to do what you’re suggesting is something we’ll look at including in a future version.

  15. Posted March 3, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    I have a question about the collages: Sometimes I put together a collage, click “done”, and start adding stickers and text. Then I realize that I need to add another photo or take one out of the collage. How do I go back to the collage editing window after I’ve already clicked “done”?

    Thank you!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rebecca, If you keep clicking the Undo Button up the top right of Ribbet, eventually you’ll land back into Collage Mode where you can add/change photos.

  16. Dan
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Ribbet,

    I have a urgnt enquiry. Do you have a tool to remove background? I have a collaged image that each picture has a slightly different white, when it print out to canvas, it looks ugly. I want to remove all the background and leave a constant white background across the whole canvas. How can I do it?
    Do you have any tool to remove the background? Doen’t need to be very accurate.

    Thanks

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:03 am | Permalink

      Hi Dan,

      Yes there are 2 ways to do this. The easiest way is to use the Doodle effect which can be found towards the end of the Effects Tab. You can use this to paint white over the areas of different white tones.

      The other way is using the Eraser Tool: see written instructions and demo video. For this method you will need to be signed into Ribbet, and will need to drag on a new layer to erase from. If you like you can start with a Blank Canvas, and then drag on the image (from the photo basket) that you want to erase from.

      Let us know if anything’s unclear and we’ll clarify.

  17. Dan
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    And how do I do a collage with free style? i.e. without any frames insde

    Thank you very much!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:07 am | Permalink

      You can start with a Blank Canvas (this option is available from both the bottom right of the Home tab or alternatively on the Library > Start tab. You can then use the Photo Basket to drag images on free style and resize them in a completely free form way.

  18. Dan
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Thank you very much!
    If I want to create 60cmx20cm, 75cmx50cm, 90cmx30cm canvas from the Blank Canvas, where and how do I set the ratios, and what ratios I can use accordingly to get my canvas?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 9, 2013 at 1:11 am | Permalink

      For both 60x20cm and 90x30cm you can create a blank canvas of size 5340×1780. For 75x50cm use 4500×3000.

  19. Ashlyn
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Hey Ribbett!! How do I blur a background photo and sharpen the main subject in the photo? Can you please help me?? Thanks, that would be appreciated :)

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 21, 2013 at 8:52 am | Permalink

      Hi Ashlyn! There are a few ways to do this. You can use Fancy Focus, Focal Soften or Focal Zoom which are all a little past half way on the Effects Tab, and click on the center of your main subject. Or, you can use the Blur effect which is towards the end of the Effects Tab. With Blur you can paint the precise area of your main subject into focus (by dragging over the subject with your mouse button down).

      Each of these effects will have a different result and the only way to know which one is best for you is to try them out on your photo.

  20. Morgan
    Posted May 26, 2013 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    How do you change the color of an object? Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 27, 2013 at 2:11 am | Permalink

      Hi Morgan, There are a few different ways to achieve this depending on the object, but in general an easy way to do this is to use the Doodle Effect which can be found towards the end of the Effects Tab. Choose your color and change the Advanced Modes to Multiply. After painting on the effect (hold down the mouse button and drag over your photo), you can adjust the Fade level to make the coloring more subtle if necessary.

  21. Abdullah
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    how to zoom?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 28, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Abdullah, To zoom, adjust the slider which is down the bottom right of the screen. To crop your image permanently, use the Crop tool on the Basic Edits tab.

  22. Melanie
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    QUESTION…
    I have two photos and am using the blank canvas. I want to keep ONE photo going straight up and down, BUT want to slightly TILT/ Twist the 2nd photo. I don’t want to make them both “krazy”. Is this even possible to do?!?

    • Melanie
      Posted May 31, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

      NEVER MIND…I think I figured it out…sorry.

  23. Dan
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Hi there

    Is any tool there I can use to make the background even, i.e. to bruch/match some background with one existing colour on the photo? Please this is urgent.

    Thanks

    Dan

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 6, 2013 at 6:29 am | Permalink

      Hi Dan, Yes you can do this by using the Doodle effect which is towards the end of the Effects tab. Click the color selector on this effect, and you can then “pick” a color from your photo. You can then use the tool to even out the background by painting onto it.

      The other thing you can do is to use the Clone tool on the Advanced tab to clone the background from a flatter area over the area you want affected.

  24. Dan
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    Hi There,

    Or can you select the images seperate out from the background and put them into a blank canvas? Please this is urgent.

    Thank you very much,

    Dan

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 6, 2013 at 6:34 am | Permalink

      Yes you can also achieve this. First create a blank canvas and then drag the images on from the Photo Basket. Lastly use the Eraser Tool to delete out areas of the background. You can also watch this demo video on the Eraser Tool.

  25. Dan
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Hi there,

    I can find the colour selector to ‘pick’ the colour from my photo.
    And so after I picked the colour, do I just paint it over? Do you have any thing to select big area to paint with the picked colour instead of hand paint it which won’t be accurate?

    Thank you very much

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 8, 2013 at 1:55 am | Permalink

      Hi Dan, Yes use the Pro Editor tool on the Advanced tab. Choose the Pixlr Editor. Next use the Eye dropper icon to select the color from your photo, and then the Paint bucket icon to fill an area. You can adjust the Paint bucket tool’s tolerance and other settings along the top of the screen. Once you’re done click the File menu and Save back to Ribbet.

  26. Dan
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    Where is the “Eye Dropper Icon” as you mentioned above? I only can find the “Red Eye Dropper Icon” and I don’t think that’s the one I want to use, right?

    Thanks

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:51 am | Permalink

      Hi Dan, The Eye dropper icon I mentioned is within the Pixlr Editor on the left toolbar and is the 2nd from the bottom on the left. When hovering your mouse over the tool it says “Colorpicker Tool” and it can also be reached by hitting i on your keyboard.

  27. Dan
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Hello there,

    When I use the paint bucket icon to fill the colour, no matter the high or low tolerance I used, it paint over the whole lot, include the image:-(.
    How can I choose what areas I want to paint over with the ‘picked’ colour from the photo?

    Thank you very much!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:35 am | Permalink

      Hi Dan, You should be able to fill only areas of similar color. If all the areas are too close in color then this could be a problem. You can then try using the Lasso Tool or the Magic Wand Tool to select areas before filling them. This video outlines the different Pixlr selection tools available and how to use them.

  28. Melody
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Is it possible to color the entire background just leaving myself in the picture?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 24, 2013 at 2:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Melody, Yes that’s possible. The easiest way to do this is to paint over the background using the Doodle Tool which is towards the end of the Effects tab. Adjust the brush size and hardness in order to get a realistic effect.

  29. frances spencer
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    could you please tell me how do I shape a photo to be 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 and 8 x 10? I do not understand the dimensions as they are written- thank you SO much.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink

      Hi Frances, To crop a photo to these dimensions, you simply go to the Basic Edits tab, click Crop and then select the appropriate dimension from the dropdown. You can drag the corners of the cropping region, and when done, click the Apply button. Let me know if this doesn’t achieve what you want it to, or if I’ve misunderstood your question. Thanks.

      • frances spencer
        Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:37 am | Permalink

        thanks – it wasn’t the
        how to
        but
        the understanding of your dimensions and how that relates to 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 numbers

      • Ribbet Ribbet
        Posted August 8, 2013 at 1:31 am | Permalink

        Update on this: Ribbet Collages and Blank Canvases can now be Snapped to the most popular printing sizes. If there’s a size which you feel is missing, please let us know and we’ll add it.

  30. angiebair
    Posted July 27, 2013 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Can you had a eye lash enhancer like face perfector has? using eye detection would be necessary but I love that feature.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted July 29, 2013 at 1:44 am | Permalink

      Thanks for the feedback angiebair, an eye lash enhancer tool is coming in a new version soon.

      • shagufta
        Posted August 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

        hey i want to make a falg on my photo. where is drop-down menu?

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted August 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

          Hi shagufta, We don’t currently have flags to add to your photo, except for the USA flag frame. You can always find a flag on Google images and then use the Photo Basket to add it to your photo.

  31. Emily
    Posted August 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I have read many of the comments above and the tips you have given. If I change my account settings to the archival picture setting, will this allow me to take this photo I am creating and blow it up into a poster size? I want to make sure that I do not lose the quality of the photo.

    Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted August 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

      Hi Emily, Yes, with the Archival setting on your photos will remain at up to 16 megapixels, which is large enough for poster-size printing.

  32. Theresa
    Posted August 11, 2013 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Is there a way to cut out a picture and put it onto a blank canvas? Also how to I combine two pictures to make it look like one?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted August 12, 2013 at 12:58 am | Permalink

      Hi Theresa. Yes, you can drag on a new image from the Photo Basket at the bottom of the editor, and then use the Eraser Tool to erase areas from the picture you dragged on. You can watch a Demo Video of this. To combine two pictures to make it look like one, first start editing the background image and then use the same steps just described to drag on and erase areas from the 2nd image.

  33. Theresa
    Posted August 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much,, it worked! Love Ribbet!

  34. Diane
    Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Is it possible to insert the hex code for a color that doesn’t come up in your color chart? I want to get my border frame in ffffee to match the background of my newsletter, but I seem to be unable to change the letters that appear in the little box. The closest color is ffffcc. Can I change that?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted August 16, 2013 at 1:52 am | Permalink

      Hi Diane, Yes there are 2 ways of doing this. Firstly when selecting the color for the frame you can pick the color from your image (in this case the background of your newsletter) by clicking the area you want to take the color from. Secondly you should be able to type directly into the hex color box. Try selecting the text within this box and then typing over the selection.

      • Diane
        Posted August 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

        For the first way, do you mean click the color in the newsletter’s background? But when I’m in Ribbet, I don’t have the background there, just the photo I’m framing. The second method of typing the hex code into the box is the method I’ve used in the past but now it won’t work. I just tried it again and it still won’t work. Is there possibly something wrong with the box?

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted August 17, 2013 at 12:00 am | Permalink

          Hi Diane, That is what I meant by the first way, but it sounds like that’s not going to work here. If the hex box doesn’t end up working for you, you could try dragging on an image with the newsletter background (from the photo basket), pick the color from that when applying the border, and then delete the dragged on image after applying.

          I’m not sure why the hex box isn’t working for you. In my tests, I’ve managed to use it on every different browser. You should be able to simply clear out the box and re-enter the code, but it sounds like there could very well be an issue on the particular browser/flash version combination you’re using, that is preventing this from working. You could try a different browser to see if that helps or the workaround I’ve suggested above. If it continues to be a problem for you please let us know and I’ll do my best to sort it out with you over email.

          • Diane
            Posted August 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

            Today the box is working again! Don’t know what went wrong, but I’m back in business. Thanks for your help.

          • Ribbet Ribbet
            Posted August 19, 2013 at 3:13 am | Permalink

            Glad you got it working!

  35. Brooke
    Posted August 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I wan’t to make a twitter background & a twitter header, but i don’t know how.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted August 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

      Hi Brooke, What are you having trouble with exactly? Is it matching the sizes or just getting started? The dimensions needed for Twitter graphics can be seen here:

      You can match these dimensions by creating a Blank Canvas (go to Library > Start) or by resizing/cropping your photo.

  36. Ashley
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Is there a way I can ‘erase’ an object outta the background without having to doodle? I took some family photos outside by this gorgeous pond but now can’t figure out how to remove the campers in the background that I couldn’t avoid. I normally would use doodle; but I don’t wanna have to remove the trees or water for this one.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 6, 2013 at 2:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Ashley, The best way to achieve this is to use the Clone tool on the Pro tab to clone nearby areas of the photo over the top of the objects you want to delete. So if the campers are surrounded by trees, you would first click part of the tree near the campers, and then paint over the top of them so that they are replaced by a clone of the trees. By carefully selecting your brush size and the area to clone from, you should be able to make the background continue as though the objects you’re removing were never there.

  37. Brooke
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering how to make a Twitter header? But I don’t know how to put two pictures together & make it look like a header (You can look at header at WWE-Graphics) I wanna make some like that but I don’t know how to put the pictures together & make it look like that. :/

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 11, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Brooke, I couldn’t find the WWE-Graphics Twitter header. Is this it, because I can’t see any special effects on it? To combine two photos you can start by uploading one, drag another on from the Photo Basket and then use the Eraser Tool to delete areas from the photo you dragged on. You can watch a demo video of this here.

      • Brooke
        Posted September 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

        OMG, Thank you so much!!!! I love Ribbet, and yes that’s WWE-graphics, thank you!

  38. Posted September 12, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Is there a way to save a design I’m working on, so that I can work on something else, but then come back to the first design later to edit it further without saving to my computer and having all of the elements combined?

    Sometimes I’ll create a design for a webpage, but then need to change one little element, but I closed the design out already. Then I end up having to re-create everything all over again just to change one little part.

    Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 13, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink

      Hi Laura, Yes there is. For all registered users your editing history can be found under the Library tab > History. Any image opened from here is completely editable. It is necessary to save the file to your computer in order to have it go to history, but you can delete this file and the history item will remain within your Library.

      • Laura
        Posted September 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

        Thank you very much! That is Awesome!

        I love Ribbet! so much, that I created an online course on how to find and create great graphics online for free, and Ribbet! was used in the course to show others how to create logos, layer photos and more. I’ve also used Ribbet! almost exclusively for the graphics I created on my sales page and my JV/Affiliate page and to create my logo as well. I will be launching the course in Warrior forum and JVZoo towards the end of this month, so expect an increase in new users!

        Thanks so much for making it easy for the rest of us to put together fantastic designs with ease and have so much fun doing it.

        I’m a Ribbeter for life!

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted September 16, 2013 at 12:13 am | Permalink

          Hi Laura, Thank you so much! When you’ve launched your course, please definitely share a link to it with us, either here on the blog, or by email to support[at]ribbet.com. We’d love to see it and share it with other Ribbet users. We are so thrilled that you’re getting so much out of Ribbet creatively, and having fun in the process!

          • Laura
            Posted September 16, 2013 at 1:04 am | Permalink

            Thank you too! I will definitely send you the link and share it here. I’m shooting for a launch date of Sept 24th, but will let you know for sure. Thanks to Ribbet! I’m moving through, creating my pages pretty quickly. :)

  39. Posted September 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    I have a photo that I created captions for. I want to reuse all the text but change the photo. Is that possible?

    Reading through the comments here I couldn’t find something like that asked yet.

    Thanks so much,
    Maggie

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 16, 2013 at 1:02 am | Permalink

      Hi Maggie, You can achieve this if you created the captions as a registered Ribbet user. If you did, head to the Library > History tab and open up the edited photo with the captions. Next using the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the screen), upload and then drag on the new photo. Resize it to as large as you require, and then right-click on it and choose “Send to Back” (to send it behind all the text).

  40. Posted September 15, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Is there a way to crop a photo into a circle shape without using the eraser tool? Sometimes it’s gets messy if you don’t have a steady hand and you can end up deleting part of the image that you wanted to keep?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 16, 2013 at 1:06 am | Permalink

      Hi Candace, You can try the Rounded Edges frame on the Frames tab. Change the Corner Radius slider all the way to the right and this should give you the effect you’re after.

      • Posted September 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

        Thank you for responding so quickly! I think that works..

  41. Max
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    What is the best way to create a rain or sweat splatter? I am trying to add to a running football photo for a poster. It could even be speed blur on the edge of the uniform.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

      Hi Max, For a speed blur try the Blur effect (about 3/4 way down the Effects tab). On the little Effect Painting popup that appears, click Reverse Effect and then paint the effect on the edge of the uniform. Set the Vertical blur to 0 and increase the Horizontal blur. Creating a rain or sweat splatter is something far more tricky and if the motion blur does the trick, I’d stick with that.

  42. Fatima
    Posted September 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I need help in leaving a color on a subject, everything else is black & white, thanks so much!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 24, 2013 at 5:41 am | Permalink

      Hi Fatima, To achieve this go to Effects > Black and White (the first effect) and before clicking the Apply button, paint the areas you want to keep in color. You can adjust the Brush size and Brush hardness on the small Effect Painting dialog that appears.

  43. Krista Whiteside
    Posted October 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    hello! I am trying to change an image to the dimensions of 2 inches x 3 1/4 inches. please help!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted October 8, 2013 at 12:52 am | Permalink

      Hi Krista, As this isn’t a preset you’ll need to use the Crop tool and manually enter the dimensions. Let us know the dimensions of your image (you can find them by looking down the bottom right in the Zoom Box in Ribbet) and we’ll let you know what dimensions to crop to.

  44. Annette
    Posted November 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Is it possible to erase a shadow on a photo?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted November 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

      Hi Annette, It is possible to erase a shadow. There are a number of ways to do this, and different techniques are more effective on different photos. One way is to use the Touch-ups tab > Dodging effect to paint over the dark area in order to lighten it. You can release your mouse button and paint over the area again in order to lighten it more. Another technique is to use the Pro tab > Clone tool to clone a nearby area over the shadow in order to remove it. This second technique will be more effective on smaller areas of shadow.

  45. Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I just found and started using this excellent program! I’ve been looking for something for a long time: functional and easy to use.

    I am having one problem. How can I create a box (square, rectabgle, etc.) to put my text in and fill the box in a contrasting color? i.e White Text on black background.

    I’m sure there’s a way but I haven’t been able to find it.

    Thanks,

    Ted

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted December 11, 2013 at 1:48 am | Permalink

      Hi Ted, Thanks for contacting us and for your feedback. In order to create a box, you can simply add a shape from the Stickers tab > Geometric (about one page down the tab). You can modify its color after adding it, and then add text on top. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  46. Jenna
    Posted January 3, 2014 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    Can I change my eye color? If so how do I do it

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted January 3, 2014 at 7:25 am | Permalink

      Hi Jenna, Yes to achieve this head to the Touch-Up tab and select the Eye Color effect. Paint over the eyes on your photo, and you can then select an eye color within the effect’s color selector. Let us know if we can be of any further assistance!

      • penny
        Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:00 am | Permalink

        It says click and drag over your eyes to change color. Nothing seems to be happening. As a matter of fact when I pick any tab such as sunless tan, I click and drag and it doesn’t work. I just started using ribbet today and I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong. Please help!! thanks in advance

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:41 am | Permalink

          Hi Penny, Some effects (in particular Sunless Tan) are quite subtle and the changes may not be immediately apparent. For Sunless Tan, you can try increasing Color Strength and Darken to make the effect more intense. For changing eye color, it can also be subtle if the eyes are of a dark color to begin with. You can reduce the Fade setting to make the eye color change more intense.

          If you feel that the effects are doing nothing at all (not even anything subtle), try closing down your web browser completely and re-launching Ribbet, as this restarts Flash (which Ribbet runs on) and will most likely fix any strange issues such as effects not working. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  47. Amber
    Posted January 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Hi!

    Is there a way to put an outline on a font? I’m using Times New Roman and want to put a different color outline if that’s possible.

    Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted January 22, 2014 at 12:04 am | Permalink

      Hi Amber, Thanks for contacting us. Unfortunately outlining fonts isn’t currently supported, however this is something we will look at adding in a future Ribbet version.

  48. Sarah
    Posted February 26, 2014 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    I am looking to crop an image in the shape of a circle and also learn how to select part of an image and delete the background. Really new to Ribbet…but I’m on a bit of a time constraint. Any help? Never really used Photoshop.

    Thanks,

    Sarah

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 26, 2014 at 2:21 am | Permalink

      Hi Sarah, To crop into a circle try using the Frames tab > Round Edges effect, and setting the Corner Radius to 100%. You can optionally make the background transparent. To delete the background of an image, try the Effects tab > Doodle tool (towards the end of the page). This will allow you to paint over any area with a flat color (which you can “pick” from your image by clicking the Color selector and then clicking on your image). Let us know if this doesn’t solve either of your requests!

  49. Pam
    Posted March 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    How do I create several lines of text, rather than a single line?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

      Hi Pam, Thanks for contacting us. You can achieve this by hitting the Enter key on your keyboard at the end of each line of text (before clicking the Add button on the Text tab). Let us know if you have any further questions!

  50. kani
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    how do you whitten teeth in this app and soften wrinkles on neck

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:33 am | Permalink

      Hi Kani, After uploading your photo, head to the Touch-ups tab where you can find Wrinkle Remover and Teeth Whiten effects.

  51. Ellen Stewart
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Hi Ribbet,

    Love this site but how do I crop round an image say a circle or around a person? Like freehand cropping?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:35 am | Permalink

      Hi Ellen, To create a round crop, try the Frames tab > Round Edges frame, and set the Border Radius to 100%. For freehand cropping, you can try the Effects tab > Doodle tool (towards the end of the page). Let us know if you have any further questions!

  52. Posted March 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I love Ribbet and use it for all the photos in my articles. One of the things I would love to be able to do is add my own “Stickers”. You’ve got a good selection, but there are some I would love to add. Sometimes I want to add tomatoes. I have a large following for Canadians and have dubbed them “Torontoes.” If I could upload a picture of a tomato, I could customize the frame or create a logo. Sometimes in social situations, I find the room to be bland. I could add a mirror ball to the ceiling if I could upload. Or I could upload the club insignia for a dance club and it would really be appreciated by those readers. It is something I think we would all enjoy using. thanx.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 21, 2014 at 1:21 am | Permalink

      Hi iTwirl Round, Thanks for contacting us! By using the Photo Basket at the bottom of the editor, you can in fact add your own stickers and watermarks. Upload a transparent .PNG file to the basket and you can then drag it onto your image, resize it and position it. If you don’t have the image you’re after in transparent .PNG format (although a lot are available on Google Images), you can always use a regular image and then change the Advanced Blend Mode on the dialog that appears after dragging on your image (cycle through them until you find one that works best) to make your image transparent. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  53. Sarah
    Posted April 7, 2014 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    how do you add a background?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted April 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sarah, Thanks for contacting us! To change the background of an image, start by opening up the background image. Next drag on the foreground image from the Photo Basket at the bottom of the editor. You can then use the Eraser tool to delete areas from the foreground photo. We have a demo video which demonstrates how this is done.

  54. Sarah
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    Hey there,

    I made a photo with text over it. I used a photo that someone contracted me to use. I saved it at highest quality, and they’re saying that they need it at 600 or 900 pixels….That it’s too blurry? How do I change the resolution?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted April 8, 2014 at 3:12 am | Permalink

      Hi Sarah, Thanks for contacting us! To maximize the resolution of images edited in Ribbet, go to your settings by clicking Hi Username! on the top right toolbar, and change Image Quality to Archival. All images edited from that point on will maintain a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels.

  55. anne
    Posted April 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Can’t get stickers to move

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted April 12, 2014 at 2:32 am | Permalink

      Hi Anne, Thanks for contacting us and sorry that you’ve had this issue! Could you please try closing down your web browser completely, and then re-launching Ribbet? This restarts Adobe Flash (which Ribbet runs on) and fixes most issues which can arise, such as not being able to move stickers. Let us know if you have any further problems. Thanks!

  56. Posted May 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I recently made a beautiful watermark for my new photography business through Ribbet. I have tried to apply it to my images, and a white background still shows up event though I made it on a transparent background. I looooove the watermark that I made, and I followed all of the right steps, but when I pull it up in Photoshop, the background still shows up white! Help please :) Thank you!!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 2, 2014 at 1:04 am | Permalink

      Hi Johhna, Thanks for contacting us! In order to preserve the transparency on your image, it’s necessary to save with the format PNG selected (not the default, which is JPG). This is due to the fact that the JPG format doesn’t support transparency. You should find that saving with PNG selected should resolve your issue.

      You can re-open your work from the Library > History tab and re-save (with PNG selected). Let us know if you have any further questions!

      • Posted October 22, 2015 at 4:39 am | Permalink

        I made a watermark and every time i put it on the photo help looks great and then it suddenly goes to a solid white . any help? Thank you!

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted October 22, 2015 at 4:44 am | Permalink

          Hi Lara, Thanks for contacting us!

          This is due to a current limitation in how the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor) handles ‘History‘ items. Currently transparency isn’t supported.

          You can however work around this, by first opening up your watermark (from the Library > History tab), then save it in PNG format to your computer, and lastly re-upload it to Ribbet. You can then drag it on from the Photo Basket (but choose ‘Get From Computer‘ rather than ‘History‘ in the dropdown), and transparency will be maintained.

          Let us know if this is unclear in any way or if you have any other questions!

  57. qazi muneeb
    Posted May 14, 2014 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    how can i save my zoom photo?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 15, 2014 at 1:11 am | Permalink

      Hi Qazi, Thanks for contacting us! Rather than saving the zoom on your photo, you need to use the Basic Edits tab > Crop tool to crop your image. Your changes will then save (as opposed to the Zoom tool which is just to get a closer look at your image for making detailed changes). Let us know if you have any further questions!

  58. Collette Peisner
    Posted May 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Is there a way that you can do the true vintage application and have it behind the photo rather than on top of it. There is no eraser function so I am trying to figure out the best way to get the vintage behind the subject matter.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 23, 2014 at 3:57 am | Permalink

      Hi Collette, Thanks for contacting us! Currently you can’t erase from the True Vintage filter, however there is a way to erase from the texture that this effect applies. To achieve this, first click the Apply button on the True Vintage effect, and then click on your picture. A Frame Properties dialog will appear with an Eraser icon. By clicking this icon you can then erase areas of texture from the photo. Hope that’s of some help to you.

      • Collette Peisner
        Posted May 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

        Great thanks. Is there a way to get a vintage texture, then apply the image over that. In Picnik, you could take two photos and merge into one with a sliding scale that would allow you to adjust the strength of one over the other.

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted May 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

          Hi Collette, Yes this is possible. To do this, first find out the dimensions of your image by opening it in Ribbet, and looking down the bottom right in the Zoom Box. It will be for example 1024×768. Next create a Blank Canvas from the Library > Start tab and use these dimensions. Now apply the True Vintage effect. Lastly, drag on your image from the Photo Basket (at the very bottom of the editor). Right-click the image and select Original Size, and then position it on the canvas. You can fade, and erase from this image using the Photo Properties dialog that will appear. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  59. Jessica Fraughton
    Posted June 1, 2014 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    Is there any way to add like pixie dust or something to the picture

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 2, 2014 at 12:55 am | Permalink

      Hi Jessica, Thanks for contacting us! Take a look at some of the Overlays within the Pro tab > Pro Editor > Pixlr Express > Overlays. There are a lot which will be relevant to you, including Default > Glitter, Bokeh > Flowers and Space > Megrez. Let us know if we can be of any further assistance!

  60. Julie
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    Is there a way to clone a face from one picture to another. I have some group families from a family reunion and in one you can see the girl’s face, but in the next you cannot. The one where you see her face someone else is not in a great position. I would like to put her face in the good picture if possible. Thanks

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 2:55 am | Permalink

      Hi Julie, Thanks for contacting us! To achieve this, first create a collage with the two images (use the first collage layout). You will need to zoom one of the images (by first clicking on it and then moving the Zoom slider) so that the head you want to copy across is the correct size (in relation to the other photo). Set the Spacing to 0 (down the bottom left) and the Quality to high (up the top right). Click Done and then use the Pro tab > Clone tool. First click on the head from the old photo, and then click and drag where you’d like to copy the head. Lastly use the Basic Edits > Crop tool to crop out the unwanted image. Let us know if you run into any issues with this process, or have any further questions!

  61. Julie
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tips. The only thing I haven’t figured out is how to take it back to only one picture again. It also cut out some of the other people from the sides of the picture.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

      Hi Julie, To resolve the cropping of some people from the sides of the picture, you need to start over (or Undo until you’re back in Collage mode) and adjust the Proportions slider (down the bottom left) until the photo is correctly proportioned and includes everyone.

      To take it back to one picture, head to the Basic Edits tab and use the Crop tool to crop out everything except the original picture.

  62. Shay
    Posted July 3, 2014 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    Hey Ribbet,
    how i can blackout the entire background. I got few pics done but i can’t remember how i used to do it. if I am not mistaken it was with the “true vintage” tool.

    P.S. I do not want to doodle or facial focus.
    Thanks

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted July 3, 2014 at 4:17 am | Permalink

      Hi Shay, Thanks for contacting us! Normally I would suggest the Effects > Doodle effect, but if you’re after something faster you could try the Pro Editor > Pixlr Editor and then use the Paint Bucket tool (on the left toolbar) to fill in larger areas in one click. Let us know if this isn’t the result that you’re after!

  63. Rhonda
    Posted July 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Can I import a picture onto another picture? I created a picture on the blank canvas but I want to import a picture on the top.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted July 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rhonda, Thanks for contacting us! To achieve this, upload the picture you want to import to the Photo Basket at the bottom of the editor, and then drag it onto the Blank Canvas. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  64. Andrea
    Posted August 6, 2014 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Hi,just passing by to say that you have done a great job guys.Thnx for the website.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted August 7, 2014 at 1:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Andrea, Thanks so much for your kind words!

  65. Posted August 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I have some great photos of views but the power lines ruin them.
    How can I remove the power lines?
    Thanks,
    Michelle

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted August 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

      Hi Michelle, Thanks for contacting us! The simplest way to achieve this is to use the Doodle tool (towards the end of the Effects tab) to paint over the power lines. You can select colors from your image by clicking the Color selector and then clicking on your image.

      Alternatively you can use the Pro tab > Clone tool to clone nearby areas of your photo (e.g. the sky) over the power lines.

      Let us know if you have any further questions!

      • Michele
        Posted December 2, 2014 at 1:22 am | Permalink

        I have been using Ribbet for a long time and using the doodle tool never occurred to me for covering up unwanted items. So excited to try this as opposed to using the clone tool, which is very effective but sometimes very tedious when doing very small, precise work. Thanks!!!

  66. Heather
    Posted August 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi everyone! This might be a repeat of a question, however, what is the best tool to use to remove flyaway hair? I am going to try the clone tool in a bit but was wondering if anyone found something better?

    Thanks!
    Heather

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted August 18, 2014 at 12:49 am | Permalink

      Hi Heather, Thanks for contacting us! The best tools for removing flyaway hair are the Pro Tab > Clone tool and the Effects Tab > Doodle tool. When using the Doodle tool you can actually select a color from your photo by first clicking the Color selector and then clicking on your image. By zooming right in (using the Zoom box down the bottom right of the editor) you should be able to get right in close in order to make precise adjustments to your photo. Let us know if we can be of any further assistance!

  67. Posted August 19, 2014 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Can discarded photos be retrieved?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted August 19, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Lee, Thanks for contacting us! Upload and editing history can be found on the Library > Get from Computer and Library > History tabs. Once deleted from these tabs however, discarded history unfortunately cannot be retrieved. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  68. Sudhin Dutt
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    How to super impose images in Ribbet ?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 2, 2014 at 3:38 am | Permalink

      Hi Sudhin, Thanks for contacting us! You can super-impose images by first uploading your main image, and then uploading additional images to the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor). Drag on the newly uploaded images to super-impose them. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  69. Erica
    Posted September 3, 2014 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Is there a way I can make a person look taller without distorting whole picture? Not a lot taller, but about 2 or 3 inches.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 3, 2014 at 6:00 am | Permalink

      Hi Erica,

      Thanks for contacting us! The best way will be to carefully use the Pro Tab > Clone tool, to clone their feet down a little, and try to connect this with their lower legs. It will be tricky, however could look good if the adjustment is small. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  70. Lithia
    Posted September 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I am wondering, i’m trying to make a ‘card’which consists of a backround and a differen layer of pictures, I originally edited the pictures to have transparent rounded corners, but when I add them I can see the white corners that aren’t supposed to be there, the pictures can not be blended in by using any of the advanced blending tools becuase my pictures then won’t be visible (the background is rather dark. How can I solve this??

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 4, 2014 at 4:03 am | Permalink

      Hi Lithia, Thanks for contacting us! This is currently a limitation when dragging on transparent History items from the Photo Basket (they lose their transparency). The workaround to this is to re-upload the transparent PNGs from your computer to the Photo Basket. They will then maintain their transparency. Sorry for the inconvenience, this is something we will fix in the future. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  71. Sam
    Posted September 11, 2014 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I love this website its awesome when I am editing photos but I am stuck on something. How do I make my picture, that I cropped parts out of on this website, to be an actual 4×6 photo that just prints out that exact size you need for a photo frame? Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 12, 2014 at 12:13 am | Permalink

      Hi Sam, Thanks for contacting us! To print at 4×6, first use the Basic Edits tab > Crop tool with the Constraints dropdown set to 4 x 6 to crop your image. This will ensure that the photo will exactly fit the printed page, and that nothing undesirable will be cropped when printing. Next click the top center Save tab. From here you can save to your computer and then print (using a program on your computer) or you can try the Print Photo tab (below and to the right of the Ribbet logo) with 4 x 6 selected in the Photo Size dropdown. The key to having the image fit the paper perfectly, lies in ensuring that the correct paper size (4 x 6) is selected in your system’s printer preferences dialog. You should be able to modify this preference just before you print. Let us know if you run into any issues or if we can be of any further help!

  72. Cathy M
    Posted October 6, 2014 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    A friend recommended your site as a possible tool to add a watermark to some photos.
    I’ve created my watermark and saved it to my computer, but now I can’t find how to pull up another photo and add this as an overlay. I’m sure it’s an easy process, but don’t see it as an option.
    Any help?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted October 7, 2014 at 2:53 am | Permalink

      Hi Cathy, Thanks for contacting us! To add the overlay, first open up the main photo (not the watermark), and then drag the watermark on from the Photo Basket at the bottom of the editor (you will need to upload your watermark to the Photo Basket first). Let us know if you have any further questions!

  73. Michael
    Posted October 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    What are the numbers I use for an 8 x 10 photo? _______ x __________ in the resize area that seems to work best for me.

    Thanks.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted October 14, 2014 at 2:53 am | Permalink

      Hi Michael, Thanks for contacting us! For an 8×10 photo it’s best to use the Basic Edits tab > Crop tool with 8×10 selected in the Constraints dropdown. Resizing will cause distortion of the original image, but if you do need to use this tool you could use 2000×2500 in the resize area. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  74. Posted October 28, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    how to save photo

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted October 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      Hi Shiva! To save, click the green Save tab up the top center of the screen, and then the red Save Photo button. Let us know if we can be of any further assistance!

  75. Lassie
    Posted November 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Hey Ribbet Team,

    I wanted to paste a text from the ribbet website I got, but when I trie to paste it on word, there was a white backgroung. I made it transparent on ribbet, and I wanna delete the white background. How i do that

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted November 28, 2014 at 5:06 am | Permalink

      Hey Lassie! To achieve this, first create a Blank Canvas (from the Library > Start tab) and make sure you tick the Transparent checkbox. Then add the text, and save in PNG format. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  76. Michele
    Posted December 2, 2014 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I don’t know if this has been questioned before, but if it has been, I didn’t find it. I was wondering if there is a way to center text horizontally and/or vertically after you add it. Or center anything for that matter. Thanks!!!!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted December 2, 2014 at 3:09 am | Permalink

      Hi Michele, Excellent question! Currently this isn’t possible, however in a future Ribbet version we will be introducing alignment lines which will show you when elements are aligned, either to the center of the canvas, or to the center of each other. Stay tuned for this update!

      • Michele
        Posted December 2, 2014 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

        Thanks so much! Can’t wait!

  77. Jeannine
    Posted December 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Hello

    Anytime I upload picture they lose quality…example a photo is originally 7.5 MB and is uploading at 1.2MB….Help what am I doing wrong?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted December 15, 2014 at 12:19 am | Permalink

      Hi Jeannine, Thanks for contacting us! There are a number of things you can do to optimize quality within Ribbet:

      - Make sure you’re registered for a Ribbet account, and then go into your Ribbet settings by clicking Hi username! on the top right toolbar. Scroll down to Image quality and change the setting to Archival. From that point onward, all edited images will maintain the maximum supported resolution.

      - The other setting that will affect the quality of the image is the Quality slider which can be set just before saving. A quality of 8 is optimal for most purposes, but 10 is the maximum and will result in a very large file size. You can also change the Format dropdown to PNG, which will result in an image file of full quality.

      Let us know if you have any further questions!

  78. Posted January 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    I want to know how to make a silhouette from a photo

  79. Mady
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Hello!

    I have my logo in a PNG format and I am wanting to change the fill in it. I have the photo that I want to use for that. How do I do it??

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mady! Thanks for contacting us. You can use the Pro tab > Pro Editor tool > Pixlr Editor and then click the Paint Bucket icon and select your new background color in the large black rectangle at the bottom of the toolbar. Next click on the old background color on your image. It should fill nicely, otherwise click the Edit menu > Undo, change the Tolerance (up on the top toolbar) and try again until you find the correct tolerance. Finally click File menu > Save to return to Ribbet. Let us know if you have any further questions!

      • Mady
        Posted January 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

        Awesome! Thanks so much! How do I go about it if I want to use an image instead of a color to fill?

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

          Hi Mady!

          First you need to ensure your PNG logo has a transparent background. If it already does then skip this first group of steps, otherwise:

          - Open the logo
          - Go to the Pro tab > Pro Editor tool > Pixlr editor
          - Double click the padlock on the Layers panel (next to the Background layer)
          - Now click the Magic Wand tool (3rd icon from the top on the left of the toolbar)
          - Click the background, and then the Delete key on your keyboard (or alternatively you can use the Edit > Clear menu)
          - As with our previous post, you may need to Undo and adjust the Tolerance
          - When you’ve cleared out the background completely use File > Save… menu but this time select My Computer and then PNG format

          Now that you have the transparent PNG logo on your computer:
          - Open up the background image (the image you want to use for the logo fill)
          - Now upload the transparent PNG logo (from the previous steps) to the Photo Basket at the bottom of the editor, and drag it onto your image
          - Resize the logo and you may also want to use the Basic Edits > Crop tool to crop the image to fit the logo

          Let us know if you have any further questions!

  80. Posted February 15, 2015 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Haii can you make moving letters? because i need that :)

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 16, 2015 at 12:29 am | Permalink

      Hi Mayke, Thanks for contacting us! Currently we don’t support moving letters or other animated editing. This is something we will consider for the future. Thanks for your feedback!

  81. Posted March 8, 2015 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I can’t figure out how to put a text in a speech bubble in a picture. Can you help me?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 9, 2015 at 10:16 am | Permalink

      Hi Cathy, Thanks for contacting us! Head to the Stickers tab and there is a Speech Bubbles group about 10th from the top. After adding a bubble you can change its color, and underneath the color selector you can Flip the tail’s direction.

      Next add text to the bubble from the Text tab. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  82. Harlie Williams
    Posted March 29, 2015 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Hi, is there a way to overlay a plain picture, like a galaxy, with a black silhouette and have the silhouette still show the picture, but only the outline and everything else inside of silhouette show the picture? I’m sorry if this comment is confusing, but it would be a big help if you could do anything… Thanks :)

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 30, 2015 at 1:52 am | Permalink

      Hi Harlie, Thanks for contacting us! Yes, this is possible: First open up the silhouette image in the editor. Next for galaxy overlays you can head to the Seasonal tab > NASA Shuttle Launch > Space Textures and select a texture for overlay. Alternatively you can upload an image to the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor) and drag it on top of the silhouette. Change the Advanced Blend Mode on the small Photo Properties dialog that appears when clicking this dragged on image to Lighten. Let us know if you have any further questions!

      • Harlie Williams
        Posted March 30, 2015 at 11:53 am | Permalink

        Thank you so much, it helped a lot!

      • Harlie Williams
        Posted March 30, 2015 at 11:53 am | Permalink

        Thank you so much, it helped a lot!

  83. mthielke
    Posted April 8, 2015 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    I want to make some png files with just text. When I do this I can only get the text to enlarge to 250. That is not large enough for a lot of my projects. I tried starting with a transparent box of 3000 x 3000. Then add the text. I have tried using a much smaller canvas to begin with and have the same problem. Actually, I can never get the text to become larger than 250. The box surrounding the text gets larger but the text stays the same size. Whether I am adding text to a photo or just trying to make a png file. What am I doing wrong?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted April 8, 2015 at 2:12 am | Permalink

      Hi mthielke, Thanks for contacting us and sorry that you’ve run into this issue! This is a bug which is affecting the Google Chrome browser, and the Global font or fonts used from your computer. We will resolve this in a future Ribbet version, but as a workaround for now you can either use one of the fonts in the font list (other than Global), or, you can use Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer instead of Chrome, and you should then be able to resize any font to any size. Let us know if we can be of any further assistance!

      • mthielke
        Posted April 8, 2015 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

        Thank you so much! I tried a different browser and it worked perfectly!!!

  84. Posted May 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi – is it possible to upload tiffs or only jpgs?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 4, 2015 at 6:47 am | Permalink

      Hi Michael, Yes, Ribbet can actually handle quite an array of image types. You should be able to upload tiffs, jpg, gif, png and more. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  85. Martin
    Posted May 19, 2015 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I want to make a poster design which will be printed to A1 size (I will send the picture through email once created on ribbet) What size should i make the poster design (so it doesn’t lose quality) and what is the best format to save it as ?

    I am a premium member , do i need to change any settings etc.

    Thanks

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 20, 2015 at 1:20 am | Permalink

      Hi Martin, Thanks for contacting us! To achieve this, navigate to the Library > Start tab, and from there create a Blank Canvas. You will need to use the dimensions 3361 x 4757. This is Ribbet’s maximum supported resolution for A1, and will support printing at 144DPI (at A1). You will need to double-check with your print company that this is sufficient quality for them to print at (it should be). There are no other settings that you need to change. Let us know if you have any further questions!

  86. Jorja
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Just found ribbet & wow, I really appreciate how simple it is to use. I uploaded a picture and ‘posterized’ it for a fabric portrait project. What I need to do is print that picture on two letter-sized pages with one half the image on each page so i can tape them together & get a 17″ x 22″ picture. Is that do-able?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 28, 2015 at 2:59 am | Permalink

      Hi Jorja,

      Thanks for contacting us! There are a couple of ways of achieving this. The most straightforward would be:

      1. Use the Basic Edits tab > Crop tool with the Constraints dropdown set to 11×17.
      2. Crop the image to include the first half.
      3. Save, and then choose Continue Editing and Undo the crop.

      Now repeat for the second half.

      Instead of Saving in the 3rd step you could choose Print Photo (which is a sub-tab of Save) and try printing directly from Ribbet, or you could just print from your computer once saved.

      Let us know if you have any further questions or run into any problems with this approach.

  87. Jorja
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Brilliant! Would have taken me the rest of the week to figure that one out (if ever), THANK YOU for that quick reply!

  88. Anthony
    Posted January 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Hello Ribbet! I was making my youtube channel logo, but i don’t know how to get the eyedropper tool for FONT COLORS. I can’t seem to get the color just right for the words.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted January 21, 2016 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Anthony,

      Thanks for contacting us! In order to eyedrop a color for your font, click the vertical thin rectangle to the right of the regular font color selection rectangle, and then click on the area of your image you’d like to eyedrop.

      Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Anthony
        Posted January 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

        thank you so much! I love your website!

  89. Anthony
    Posted January 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Also, i was wondering if there was a way to erase part uploaded photos, such as if i had uploaded a photo of an apple that had a black background, is there a way to erase the background but keep the apple itself?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted January 23, 2016 at 5:31 am | Permalink

      Hi Anthony,

      Yes, you can achieve this by firstly creating a Blank Canvas with the transparent checkbox ticked. Next upload and drag on the photo of the apple from the Photo Basket at the bottom of the editor. Click the apple photo and a Photo Properties dialog will appear with an eraser tool on it.

      Once you’ve finished your image, save it in PNG format in order to maintain the transparency of the apple. You’ll need to then upload this PNG file to the Photo Basket in order to add it over other images.

      Let us know if we can assist further in any way!

      • Anthony
        Posted January 25, 2016 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

        thank you! would’ve taken me forever to figure that out! :)

      • Anthony
        Posted January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

        wait, i tried saving it as a png but it just has a white background…

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted January 26, 2016 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

          Hi Anthony,

          When you create the Blank Canvas you need to ensure Transparent is ticked. You should then see a checkerboard background on your image, and this transparency will be maintained when saving as PNG. If you continue to have an issue please reach out to us here so that our dev team can assist you one-on-one. Thanks!

          • Anthony
            Posted February 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

            yea, thank you, i eventually figured that out

  90. Anthony
    Posted February 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Ok, but another thing, is there any way to color on your photo, like say i want to color a part of the apple green but leave the rest red, such as a brush/coloring tool?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 5, 2016 at 12:27 am | Permalink

      Hi Anthony,

      Yes, you can use the Effects tab > Doodle tool (towards the end of the page) to color your photo. By changing the Advanced Blend Mode dropdown to Darken or Lighten, you can recolor the image, as opposed to just painting a flat color over it.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

      • Anthony
        Posted February 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

        thank you for all the help! I will tell my friends about your website! Sorry for asking so many questions anyway :)

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted February 6, 2016 at 2:54 am | Permalink

          It’s a pleasure Anthony :) Anytime!

  91. Gayla Morgan
    Posted February 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I am trying to edit a photo of a couple holding hands. The wrinkles in their knuckles are darker than their skin Is there any way to lighten the wrinkles without disfiguring the fingers.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 22, 2016 at 12:35 am | Permalink

      Hi Gayla, Thanks for contacting us. You could try using the Touch-Ups tab > Dodging tool with Midtones or Shadows selected in the drop-down. Bring the brush size right down so that you’re only painting onto the dark area. Let us know if we can assist further in any way!

  92. Dina
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    How can I crop my photo to exact inches…. 5.44 x 2.64?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

      Hi Dina, Thanks for contacting us.

      To achieve this, enter the dimensions 1632 x 792 into the Crop tool and tick Scale Photo. Then adjust the crop area and apply the crop.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

      • Dina
        Posted February 27, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

        Thanks so much! Is there a formula to figure that out?

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted February 28, 2016 at 1:31 am | Permalink

          You’re welcome. Yes, to print at 300DPI (which is high quality) you simple need to multiply each side by 300. So 300×5.44=1632 and 300×2.64=792 and therefore the required dimensions are 1632×792.

  93. Kathleen C
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Hi,
    I am creating a bunch of posters with the same text on them. Is there any way I can save the text and just switch the photo backgrounds, instead of retyping and formatting with every photo upload? Thanks!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted February 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kathleen, Thanks for contacting us.

      Yes, you can achieve this by firstly creating your first poster and then saving it. Then, for each poster you’ll need to open the original poster from the Library > History tab. Then upload and drag on your new image from the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor). Then, to move your new image behind the text, you’ll need to right mouse-click it (or click while holding the Ctrl key on Mac) and then choose Send to Back from the menu which appears.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

  94. Emma
    Posted March 13, 2016 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Hi Ribbet,

    Is there any way to go back and change/alter an effect /other/ than using Undo? For instance, I applied a Boost filter, but when looking at the saved finished product, realized that it was a bit much and should be toned down. I have the saved photo on my account, so I’d be able to go back and edit it. Is there any way to retroactively change that?

    Thanks.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 14, 2016 at 1:13 am | Permalink

      Hi Emma,

      Thanks for contacting us. Currently the only way is to use Undo – the ability to change items without undoing would be a brilliant enhancement and is something that’s on our wishlist for a future Ribbet version.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

  95. Anthony
    Posted March 22, 2016 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Hi again! Is there any way to just make a straight line? Such as a line tool? Also, could you guys consider more animal sticker options, such as a red panda, a wolf, and a snow leopard? Again, thank you for all your help :) !

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 22, 2016 at 4:45 am | Permalink

      Hi Anthony! To create a straight line, you can add a rectangle sticker from the Geometric Shapes sticker group (about 2 pages from the top of the Stickers tab), and then resize it to be as thin as possible.

      Thanks for your suggestion of including more animal sticker options – we’ve added this to our wishlist for a future Ribbet version.

      Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Anthony
        Posted March 22, 2016 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

        thank you for all your help in the past and also recently I love your website!

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted March 23, 2016 at 12:17 am | Permalink

          Thanks Anthony, and you’re very welcome!

      • Anthony
        Posted March 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

        also, is there a way to make a curved line?

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted March 23, 2016 at 12:18 am | Permalink

          Although currently there aren’t any stickers which are specifically curved lines, you can upload your own curved line image to the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor) and then drag it onto your image for use as a sticker.

          Using a Google image search such as this one you can find transparent curved line images. When you click on one of the results from this search you can tell if it’s transparent because it will display with a checkerboard background. Once you’ve found your image you can save it to your computer and then upload it to the Photo Basket.

          Let us know if you have any other questions!

  96. Heather
    Posted April 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Hello,
    I have looked on the site and have not been able to find a way to create a water mark for the pictures I edit. I take the pictures to begin with as well. I would really appreciate your response as these pictures need to be done in 2 days for a birthday party!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted April 21, 2016 at 2:14 am | Permalink

      Hi Heather, Thanks for contacting us!

      You can add a watermark by uploading it to the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor). This will normally be a transparent PNG image, but you can use any image type. You can then optionally Fade the watermark, or use the Advanced Blend Modes (on the Photo Properties dialog which appears) to make your watermark blend with the main image.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

      • Heather
        Posted April 21, 2016 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

        Thank you!

  97. Angelo
    Posted May 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Hello, is there a way to add a border to a text?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 4, 2016 at 12:52 am | Permalink

      Hi Angelo, Thanks for contacting us! Unfortunately at this time there isn’t a way to add a border to text. This is on our wishlist though and we will be including it in a future Ribbet version.

  98. Bonita
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Is there a way to remove a word or image from a photo….rub out (erase)

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted May 11, 2016 at 5:10 am | Permalink

      Hi Bonita, Thanks for contacting us!

      Yes, you can do this in one of two ways:

      1. You can use the Effects tab > Doodle tool (towards the end of the page) to paint over the words on your image. You can click the color selector box within this tool, and then click anywhere on your image to “pick” a color from your image that you’d like to use.
      2. Or, you can use the Pro tab > Clone tool for more complex backgrounds. First select an area near the word to copy from, and then paint over it.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

      • Posted May 11, 2016 at 7:07 am | Permalink

        Thank you so much x x x

        I will have fun trying…..

  99. Nancy
    Posted July 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been trying to use the teeth whitening feature. I choose a brush size, click and drag on my teeth but nothing happens. It’s not marked as a premium feature so I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Any help would be appreciated!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted July 9, 2016 at 12:11 am | Permalink

      Hi Nancy, Thanks for contacting us!

      Clicking and dragging is all that’s required, and no Premium subscription is required. The effect is subtle, but you can click and drag multiple times to intensify it. If you still don’t see any improvement, try exiting your web browser completely and then re-launching Ribbet. This will restart Flash which may resolve the issue.

      Let us know if you have any other questions or problems!

  100. Tommy G
    Posted July 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    How do you get Ribbet to stop changing the number of boxes back to the number of photos you Have? I would like to have a few boxes in my collage for text.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted July 22, 2016 at 4:06 am | Permalink

      Hi Tommy,

      Thanks for contacting us! Leaving boxes blank should be as simple as not dragging images onto them. If you’ve already dragged on an image, or used Auto-fill, you can always remove images by clicking the Cross icon (which appears when you hover to the top right of a cell) to remove the image from the cell.

      Let us know if you have any further questions!

  101. Posted September 2, 2016 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I am trying to put many texts and objects in a project and for some reason next to the pointer is a gear shape (maybe to merge photo) which i don’t want to do yet and it won’t let me do anything else to move forward. Is it slowing down because there are too many objects and it needs to be merged? I can’t finish my project without that gear shape! Very frustrating! Please help!

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 3, 2016 at 1:09 am | Permalink

      Hi Cheryl, Thanks for contacting us and I’m really sorry to hear that you’ve run into this issue! Working with large numbers of text/objects can really slow things down, and this is something we are going to optimize in the near future. In the meantime you can hopefully move forward by at some point saving your image and re-uploading it to Ribbet. This will completely flatten out the image and allow you to move forward with more changes, but will obviously mean that you can’t undo back further than that point in time. Does that help? Let us know if we can assist further in any way!

  102. Posted September 3, 2016 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    Yes,and I thought that was the case. Thank you for getting back to me on this. I haven’t had this issue on other projects, just certain ones. Thanks again and I love Ribbet! It’s given me many opportunities to be creative without all the steps in photoshop.

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted September 3, 2016 at 9:25 am | Permalink

      It’s an absolute pleasure! We’re so glad to hear that you’ve gotten so much out of Ribbet and look forward to bringing you improved optimization for larger projects soon!

  103. Yoti
    Posted October 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering if I can remove an object in a picture, like a garbage bin?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted October 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

      Hi Yoti,

      Thanks for contacting us! Yes, you can achieve this with Ribbet. The best way to do this is to use the Pro tab > Clone tool to clone a nearby area of your photo over the garbage bin.

      Start by zooming into the relevant area of your photo, open the Clone tool and then select the “Source” area from your photo by clicking on it (this is the area you will copy over the garbage bin and should be what you’d expect to be in the place of the bin, such as some sidewalk or a wall etc). You can then copy this area by painting over the garbage bin. With a little practice you can achieve a very realistic result.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

  104. Della V
    Posted October 20, 2016 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Is there an option to bring up two photos side by side so that you can clone from one picture to another

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:14 am | Permalink

      Hi Della, Thanks for contacting us! Yes, the easiest way to achieve this is to create a Grid Collage with the 2 images and proceed to use the Clone tool. Let us know if you have any other questions!

      • Barbara Sarto Nicker
        Posted March 26, 2017 at 1:09 am | Permalink

        I did this (Grid Collage and Clone tool) and it worked great. However, once I’ve cloned what I want from one photo to the other, how can I separate them?

        Thank you,

        BSN…

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted March 27, 2017 at 2:42 am | Permalink

          Hi Barbara, After cloning from one to another you can then use the Basic Edits tab > Crop tool to remove one of the photos. Let us know if you have any other questions!

          • Barbara Nickerson
            Posted March 27, 2017 at 2:54 am | Permalink

            FABULOUS! Thank you…????

  105. Chris
    Posted March 18, 2017 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    Is there a way to put text and stickers on multiple pictures at once?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 19, 2017 at 3:09 am | Permalink

      Hi Chris, Thanks for contact us! Currently we only support editing of a single image at a time, however batch editing is something we are considering for the future. Let us know if you have any other questions or suggestions. Thanks!

  106. Barbara Sarto Nicker
    Posted March 24, 2017 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Does Ribbet enable me to embed a picture into another picture as in MY backgrounds?

    • Ribbet Ribbet
      Posted March 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Barbara, Thanks for contacting us!

      Yes, you can achieve this by first opening up your background image, and then uploading the picture you want to embed to the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor). You can then drag your picture onto the background, and optionally use the Eraser tool to remove areas of it.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

      • Barbara Sarto Nicker
        Posted March 26, 2017 at 12:18 am | Permalink

        Thank you for your help. It was a success!

        Now, if it’s not too much to ask, could you tell me how to CHANGE the background on any image. Use “simple language” please…

        • Ribbet Ribbet
          Posted March 27, 2017 at 2:43 am | Permalink

          Hi Barbara, I believe you may have been able to complete this using the Clone technique outlined above, but please let us know if you still need help with this.

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