how to make a photo collage

How to make a Photo Collage for the holidays

Summary: Learn how to make a photo collage or photo card with your personal photos over the holidays. No design knowledge required.

It’s holiday season again and its the best time for most entrepreneurs to relax and rejuvenate.

Time for a bit of educational fun on how to use online design tools to create collages and cards using your personal photos.

We found a great online design tool called Fotojet, which helps you to do this.

Simply follow the steps below:

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Step 1: Choose a mode

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Go to www.fotojet.com and you will be greeted by two modes, Creative Collage (start a design from 500+ templates) and Classic Collage (Add your photos into adjustable layout to make a quick grid collage).

Choose one mode and click the ‘Get Started’ button under the related one to get started.

Step 2: Decide on a type of design

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Let’s say we chose ‘Creative Collage’.

You will see four categories of Collage, Social Media, Photo Card and Misc, many sub-categories under each main category.

Decide on one type of design from collages, Facebook Cover, Facebook Post, Google+ Cover, Instagram Post, Pinterest Graphic, Twitter Header, YouTube Cover, Comic, Fun Photo, Magazine Cover and Photo Card.

Step 3: Customize your design

Choose a template 

choose a template

Here we choose the Facebook Cover type as an example.

Click on the Facebook Cover and go to the next.

Browse the template at the left strip section to choose a Facebook cover template.

Alternatively, you can start a design from the blank template if you already have an idea in mind.

Add personal photos

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First, you will see there are four preset photos in the right photo list.

You can use the presents if you like. However, you can also use your own.

Click the ‘Add Photo’ button at the top right of the page. This button lets you add personal photos from your computer as well as from your Facebook album.

You can click the ‘Clear All’ button to clear all the photos in the photo list.

You can click the little cross icon on a selected photo to remove the selected photo from the list.

Then, use ‘Drag & Drop’ to put the photo from the photo list to the photo frame in the editing area.

You are able to use ‘Auto Fill’ to fill the photo frames with photos.

Add text and modify the appearance text

Click the ‘Text’ button below the template. Here, you will see many preset text styles. You can then click your desired style after selecting a text object.

Alternatively, don’t select any text object to add a new one applying the selected style.

You can also click the ‘Add Text’ button at the top of the list to add a plain text object.

Then, select the text and use the text editing tool to change its font, color, size, alignment, etc. It’s flexible and you can move it to anywhere you want.

Decorate it with Clipart images

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Click the ‘Clipart’ button under Text button.

You can browse clipart images from the various categories such as Embellishment, Celebration, Love, Lifestyle, Nature, Holiday, Misc. Go though them and choose to which ones to apply.

When you add a clipart image into the canvas, you can change its Opacity, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Susurration, etc. If need to, you can also flip it horizontally or vertically.

Change a background

background

To change the background, you can use the image patterns that appear in the pattern list or you can click ‘Choose an Image’ to use your own image as background.

You can also choose a color to set your background.

Step 4: Save and share image

save

Once you are happy with your design, you can save it to your computer or share it on Facebook.

When you click the Save button, you will see the options of quality and size in a pop-up window.

Simply choose the Low, Medium, or High quality in order to save it.

When you would like to make a new design, click the ‘New’ button. It will bring you back to the template page where you can choose a design type again.

We wish you a wonderful festive season!

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