Day 21 of 31: Make a Montage with a Photo Collage
Collages are a wonderful way to tell a story with multiple photos. Not to mention, they are a great way to use more of the photos that might otherwise sit on your hard drive. You can create a collage in a multitude of ways. Let’s discuss a few…
Use a Template from a Photo Processor:
Snapfish, Shutterfly, and Walgreens all offer collage prints. From 4″ x 6″ up to poster-sized, there are a ton of options for collages. Simply upload your photos, arrange them they way you would like, add text (optional), and order. Perfect for someone who doesn’t have or use Photoshop!
Use a Photoshop Template:
If you have Photoshop, you may be interested in using templates to make a collage. Many digital scrapbooking sites offer collage templates–for example, these 4″ x 6″ templates by Traci Reed:
These by Designs by Lili:
Or these, by Cathy Zielske:
Once you have your collage filled, simply save and upload it to your favorite photo processing website, or print at home.
For templates in sizes (and shapes) other than 4″ x 6″, Scrapbooks Etc. is a great resource. Even though the magazine has folded, their website still has a ton of collages to download. They even have instructions on how to use them in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Take a peek here.
Have you ever made a collage using one of these methods? Do you have another way of making a collage that you would like to share? Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!
Check back tomorrow for Day 22.