How to make your own memes

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Last updated on October 22nd, 2018

What is a Meme?

A meme is a funny picture that goes viral on the web, and it typically has a visual element and focus. It comes in various forms, though most of them feature photos emblazoned with witty text. Other memes can be videos and verbal expressions. Some memes have heavier and more philosophical content.

How to make your own memes

It’s easy to make your own internet memes and share them on social media. Here’s how to do in a few easy steps.

Steps

1. Do your research and browse through existing memes for ideas

popular_memes

It’s good practice look at memes out there that have gone viral already, especially current ones.
You can check the following links to find some of the most popular memes.

Tumblr.com/tagged/memes
Reddit.com/r/memes
KnowYourMeme.com
Memebase.cheezburger.com/tag/Memes
Quickmeme.com
Memecenter.com
MemeGenerator.net

2. Choose Your Meme Creator Tool

To create your meme from scratch, you’ll probably need a program like Photoshop or Gimp, depending on how much detail you want to put into your meme.

To make something quick and simple—especially using images of an existing meme then you can use one of the internet’s popular meme creation tools to save you the time and hassle of doing it all from scratch.

Most popular meme creation tools are listed below.

  • MemeGenerator.net is one of the most popular tools used for making memes. You can browse through ones that have been made by others and use the menu above to look for different characters, images, what’s popular and the newest. Hover your cursor over “Create” to start making your own meme image or character.
  • Imgur one of the web’s largest and most popular free image hosting platforms, has its very own meme generator tool. Simply select a default image background from the grid of examples below or upload your own. Edit the text to set the caption exactly how you want it and then instantly share it on Imgur.
  • Quickmeme is a lot like MemeGenerator.net. Featured memes are displayed on the homepage and you can browse through the ones that are the hottest right now. Click “upload a funny” to create one from scratch or click “caption a meme” to select a famous image that you can personalize with your own funny caption.

We will be using Meme Generator for this tutorial.

3. Choose or Upload Your Image