We love our pets and usually we love taking lots and lots of pictures of them. A fun project you can make is creating a collage of photographs of your pet. A photographic collage will allow you to showcase the best pictures of your pet, thus creating a great image you can print or share on social networks.
To make the collage I’ll be using a free online photo editor, PicMonkey. This editor has some royale features which are paid, but most features are free (The royale features are marked with a crown logo). What I love about Picmonkey is that you don’t even need to create an account to use it. You can create an account, but if you don’t want to you can still use the platform and save your creations.
Before you start, take some time to gather the photographs you want to use in your collage.
Step 1. Import your photos into PicMonkey
Open PicMonkey and click on the “Collage” button at the very top of the home page. Then select one of the photo storage options (your computer’s hard drive, Dropbox, Facebook, or Flickr account) to get the photos you want to use. You can select several photos at once using Control-click on Windows.
The Collage application will launch and here you can import more photos by clicking “Open photos”.
Step 2. Choose a layout for your photo collage
Click the “Layouts” tab on the left. Here you have several layout options you can choose from. For this collage I chose the “Biggie Smalls” layout with one large picture and three smaller ones.
Step 3. Drag photos into your collage layout
Click the “Photos” tab on the far left and drag images from the image tray and drop them into your photo collage. A check mark will appear on images in the tray that have been placed into the collage.
Step 4. Tweak your photo
If you want to edit an image, hover your cursor over an image in a collage cell, and click the “Edit” button in the corner. An editing palette will appear and here you can resize, rotate, flip, and adjust the exposure of the image.
Step 5. Edit the background
Click the “Background” tab on the far left (it’s the last tab). Here you can set the “Spacing,” “Corner rounding,” and “Color”. You can also use the Eyedropper to match the background color to a particular color in the photo. For this collage, I decided to change the spacing between the pictures to zero – thus making the white spacing between the pictures disappear.
If you’re want a transparent background, check the “Transparent background” box at the bottom and save the file as a PNG.
Step 6: Add text and more in the Editor (Optional)
You can send your collage to PicMonkey’s editor by clicking on the “Edit” button on the top of your picture. In the Editor, you can add text, overlays, frames and much more. For this collage I decided to keep it simple and so I didn’t use this feature.
Step 7. Save your collage
Click the “Save” button on the top of your picture. Click save to my computer (or other option) and you’re done!
Now you can admire your purrfect work of genius! Share the collage to your social networks or print it!
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