ImageChef Sketchpad Video Tutorials

Sketchpad is a unique staple of ImageChef. Our users have created so many inspired templates with Sketchpad over the years. Recently we’ve added quite a few exciting new things to Sketchpad like Photo-Masking and our sweet Stickers. To help our users navigate through all these awesome updates we’ve released a series of Sketchpad Video Tutorials that give you step by step instruction on how to get creative with Sketchpad.

Check them out over at Our YouTube Page or via the links below.

ImageChef Sketchpad Tutorial 1/5 ‘Symbols & Stickers’
ImageChef Sketchpad Tutorial 2/5 ‘Adding Text’
ImageChef Sketchpad Tutorial 3/5 ‘Animation’
ImageChef Sketchpad Tutorial 4/5 ‘Uploading Photos’
ImageChef Sketchpad Tutorial 3/5 ‘Masking Photos’

Introducing the new Sketchpad StickerMaker Tool + Tutorial

Happy December everyone! Over here at ImageChef we are super excited that the holiday season is finally upon us, and in the spirit of giving we have some exciting new features to gift to the ImageChef community.

For awhile many of you have been using our photo-masking tool in ImageChef Sketchpad to make radical photo-symbols, and our Sticker feature to insert pre-created masked photos into your Sketchpad masterpieces (for those of you not in the know check out This Post for info on our stickers feature and This Post for info on our Masking Tool). We are very excited to announce that now you can create and save your own Stickers with our fantastic new Stickermaker Tool.

Follow these easy steps to get started creating stickers:

Step 1: Log into your ImageChef Account and launch ImageChef Sketchpad (make sure you are logged in so that you can save your stickers and share them with other ImageChef users). Once you are logged in click the ‘Create new Sticker’ button located under our Symbols menu:
StickerMaker, ImageChef, Sketchpad

Step 2: A window will pop up explaining how StickerMaker works and prompting you to upload a photo that you would like to mask to create a sticker:
ImageChef, StickerMaker, Sketchpad

Step 3: Once you have selected the photo you would like to use crop it down in the crop window. Cutting off as much as possible will make the photo easier to mask, I have chosen this colorful picture of a screaming gecko:
ImageChef, Sketchpad, StickerMaker

Step 4: There are a variety of different sized eraser tips for you to choose from, choose whichever size best matches the amount of detail you want your finished sticker to have. Once you have chosen a eraser tip, begin erasing the background of your photo. If you make a mistake there is a great ‘undo’ tool that will allow you to take a step back:
Sketchpad, StickerMaker, ImageChef

Step 5: Once you have finished masking your photo using our erasers and are super happy with your creation, click the checkmark tool to save your finished Sticker:
ImageChef, Sketchpad, Stickermaker

Step 6: Once your Sticker has been saved you can find it under the Stickers tab in Sketchpad. Click the ‘My Stickers’ button to add the sticker to your Sketchpad templates. The sticker will also be available for other ImageChef users to enjoy:
Sketchpad, StickerMaker, ImageChef

That’s all for now folks, go get started creating Stickers and make sure to check back soon to see our awesome Sketchpad Video Tutorial Series.

ImageChef User of the Month for November : צּ@ζm¡מ ●¸.•*¨Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¨*

Hello everyone, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that everyone has a delectable Thanksgiving Dinner just jam-packed with delicious Turkey, Stuffing, Smashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Pie, I know I certainly will!

Today I wanted to talk about a certain lady whose ImageChef creations are certainly as delicious as Thanksgiving Dinner, and who provides her ImageChef friends visual sustenance year round with her to die for Sketchpad Templates. I am proud to present to you our ImageChef user of the month for November צּ@ζm¡מ ●¸.•*¨Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¨* !


צּ@ζm¡מ ●¸.•*¨Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¨* hangs her hat in Mexico, and has only been using ImageChef since the beginning of 2011, but that hasn’t stopped her from making hundreds of exquisite Sketchpad Remixes.


What I really adore about צּ@ζm¡מ ●¸.•*¨Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¨* ‘s Artistic Images is that she uses text in a very unique original way. צּ@ζm¡מ ●¸.•*¨Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¨* makes the most of our text tools by integrating text into her work in such a way where text and Image merge seamlessly. Not to mention her use of colors and animations are just out of this world.

Keep up the great work צּ@ζm¡מ ●¸.•*¨Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¨*! If you haven’t already, make sure to friend our talented cohort on ImageChef, to keep up to date with her most recent work.

Till next time, happy autumn and don’t eat too much turkey.

To see more of צּ@ζm¡מ ●¸.•*¨Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¨* ‘s amazing ImageChef creations head over to:
צּ@ζm¡מ ●¸.•*¨Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¨* ‘s ImageChef Account

The Peculiar case of Ego Leonard.

Happy 11/11/11 everyone! I hope that today is just jam packed with good luck for you folks. It has been quite lucky for us over at ImageChef, we’ve just discovered some long lost photos of the very famous Ego Leonard! The date of this discovery is quite fortuitous, because as luck would have it one of these photos was taken on 11/11/1911 at Niagra Falls! This notoriously lucky day seems to have shed some light on Ego Leonards past travels as well as his current escapades.

For those of you unfamiliar with the saga of Ego Leonard, He is a giant Lego man who has been doing a tour of some of the finest beaches in the world. He’s been spotted at Brighton Beach in London, Siesta Keys Beach and Florida, and on a beach in Zandvoort in the Netherlands. It is unclear how Mr. Ego Leonard has been travelling, he has never been spotted on an airplane or a boat, Perhaps ego is more than he seems, could he be some magical entity that can fly? Can he swim great distances without tiring?

One thing is for sure, Ego Leonard is speaking his message loud and clear with his signature Green T-shirt which reads “No Real than you are”. Well my friends, Ego Leonard is very real indeed, check it out he even socializes a bit with tourists.

We over at ImageChef were lucky enough to stumble upon this Ego Leonard Remix Party where Mr. Leonard is appearing in all sorts of exciting new places. From hitting up the Disco with Christopher Walken, to hanging out at Stone Henge with Lil’ Wayne, and visiting Mt. Rushmore with President Obama, we’ve discovered Ego’s long lost world travels.

Create a submission to our Remix Party to show us where Ego Leonard is showing up next: ImageChef Ego Leonard Remix Party!

For more information on Ego Leonard check out this wikipedia article, and his personal homepage below:
Ego Leonard Wiki
Ego Leonard Official Website