Funny Photos

How to Make Funny Photos

A funny photo is always attractive no matter on social media or magazines. If you have gotten a little bored how your photos are displayed online, you should try injecting some humor into it. And you do not really need to learn about professional level photo editors, such as Photoshop, to add humorous effects into your photos. We are going to show you how to make funny photos using some simple ways on Windows, Mac and online. Follow our guides; you can add humorous effects to your photos with existing templates easily. The best part is that most of them are freeware or have free trial.

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Make funny photos on Windows

It is difficult to create humorous effect by your own, but there are many sites provide funny effect templates, such as Pinterest. And to make a funny photo, the only thing you need to do is to blend your photos with your favorite templates. Of course, you will need a photo editor as well. GIMP is an open source project, so everyone could use it for free. And it is able to blend your photos with the humorous templates.

How to make a funny photo within GIMP

Step 1: Import your photo and the funny template

Run GIMP desktop application, drag and drop both your photo into the editing window. Then go to File-> Open as Layer to import the template from your hard disk. Put your photo on the top layer and the template on the background layer.

Step 2: Remove unwanted parts of your photo

Focus on the top layer and choose the Free Select tool on left toolbar. Draw the outline of the subject you want to keep on the photo and click Invert in the Select menu. Once press the Del key, the unwanted area will be wiped from your photo.

Step 3: Combine your photo and the template

Put your photo to the right position depending on the template, right click on the top layer and press Merge Visible Layers to complete making a funny photo. Finally, you can save the result to local hard drive and post to social media at any time.

Besides GIMP, MS Paint, Paint.Net and other simple photo editors have the similar capacities.

GIMP Photo Editor

Create funny photos on Mac

Compared to Windows, there are fewer photo editors available to Mac. That is partly because Apple has integrated such abilities into Mac OS X. Preview application is pre-installed utility that has the capacity to blend two images together, so we will use it the show you how to create a funny photo with humorous templates.

Step 1: Deal with your photo

Go to the folder contains the photo you want to use and open it with Preview. Locate to top ribbon and click the toolbox icon to unfold the editing toolbar. Then use the Instant Alpha tool to draw on the unwanted part to make it transparent. Next hit the Delete key to remove the unwanted part.

Step 2: Merge your photo with the humorous template

Convert your photo to PNG; otherwise the removed part will be filled with background color. Open the template in Preview with a separate window. Then copy and paste the left part of your photo on the template. Resize and move it to the right place according to the template.

Step 3: Export the funny photo to your computer

In the end, you can save the funny picture to hard disk in JPEG, PNG or other commonly used image formats.

As you can see, Preview is excellent enough to help you create funny photos on Mac.


Design funny photos online

Another way to make a funny photo is to use an online photo editor. Many people prefer to online photo editors, especially multi-device users. You do not need to consider the compatibility problem or install anything on your computer when using online photo editors. Moreover, some web-based photo editors offer extensive awesome effects to help you design funny photos easily. We use Fun Photo Box as the example in this part.

Step 1: Discover your favorite template

Visit in any browser and browse a fun template in Photo Effects, Animations or Face Effects pages. Then click on the template to go to editing page.

Step 2: Upload your photo

This funny photo editor supports to upload a photo from your Disk, Webcam or Facebook. If your photo is too large, Fun Photo Box allows you to crop a part from it.

Step 3: Create a funny photo

Once press the Go button, Fun Photo Box will blend your photo into the fun photo template. After processing, you can click on the SAVE TO DISK button to download the result to your computer.

Of course, online photo editors also have shortcomings. Output formats, for example, are usually limited. Fun Photo Box only supports to export photos in JPEG.


Recommend: WidsMob Photo Denoise

No matter you prefer to make funny photos with desktop programs or online, a high quality photo is the prerequisite of perfect result. So, we suggest you to enhance your photos with WidsMob Photo Denoise before making funny photos. Its key features include:

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1. Photo Denoise has the capacity to remove noises from your photos caused by various factors.

2. It is able to deal with hundreds of imperfect photos in one click. If you have many photos to enhance, this application could save you a lot of time.

3. This photo editor uses advanced algorithm to analyze your photos in any image formats.

4. The built-in face recognition technology could detect faces on the photo and soften it automatically.

If you want to explore more features, you can try it by yourself.

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In this article, we have summarized how to make funny photos on Windows, Mac or online. In one word, humorous template is the easiest way to create a funny photo. There are many sources you can discover humorous templates, like social networks, movie posters database, or you can make a humorous effect by screenshot. And the guides shared in this article could help you to merge your photos with the templates on Windows, Mac and online. Plus, we also recommended a powerful tool to enhance your photos before making a funny photo. WidsMob Photo Denoise streamlines the process of photo enhancing.