вторник, 26 июля 2011 г.

Layout with 3x4 pictures

Hi. As you've probably noticed before, I love photo collages. I use them in my layouts pretty often. Today's page is one example:

I ordered a "two photo" collage on a 4x6 photo. It saves time, money and let's you fit more pictures on a page. Using another collage to show you some details on the layout:

For those who have never done a photo collage before, I really encourage you to try one. It is SO easy. You may use a number of different programs for that, but I find Picasa to be the easiest -and it's free. I would like to share a few steps for those who might be interested.

You can download Picasa 3 from the Internet HERE.


When you first open Picasa, it will scan all of your pictures on the computer. Select a file with the pictures you like to work with. Click on the picture. It will be surrounded by blue frame (1) and a tiny picture will appear in the bottom left corner (2). Click little green pin icon (3) to hold your picture in place. Repeat with as many pictures you want to be in the collage.

Click on the collage button (4).

Picasa automatically comes up with a collage for you which you may rearrange and adjust to your like by moving pictures around and resizing your photos. If you like to resize a specific photo, click on it. The red frame will appear. Click on View and Edit button.

Now you can resize of your photo, rotate it, adjust colors and brightness, add soft touch, turn it black and white and much more. Save it. Go back to collage. Here you can also add borders and pick a different layout of the photos.


After you are happy with the way it looks click on Create Collage button. And the last step is Export your photo. Make sure you check Original Size in the Export option.


I think it's time for a little challenge this week. VERY EASY. No scrapbooking required. Here we go: Take six pictures of random items around your house that are of the color brown. (making it really easy) Make a photo collage of the same size pictures with white borders. Email me your photo by the end of the week. The best collage will receive a little prize!


Thank you for stopping by. I have another LO to share with you later this week.

17 комментариев:

  1. very interesting challenge. I think Anke bydet ochen' legko since y nee ochen' mnogo brown in the house.

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  2. Aint that the truth, Duska? And even my cheesecake that I'm eating now is brown (chocolate)!

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  3. I love the LO and especially the journaling! Yes, there's much to be learner from children, no wonder it says in the Bible to be like children! It's definitely something to work on... (especially when you're pregnant, emotional and hormonal :) but that will pass, Right? :)

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  4. So for the challenge, six picture all the same size? Or can we choose the look of the collage as long as there are six pictures?

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  5. there you go An', one of your pictures can be your cheesecake :)

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  6. You are right about that Lora. Pregnant and emotional... hope that will pass... ;0 :( :[ :/ :?

    About the collage I just wanted them all to be the same, if I could :)

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  7. Those faces about sums it up...and about a hundred more other :O

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  8. :-' :)))

    Did anyone start shooting their pictures for collage yet? It's not just for fun. Photography really helps me to feel inpired for scrapbooking! It's time to wake up from long scrapless break!

    If I only had time to make everything I feel inspired for! Have endless list of pages, projects and posts I want to work on! :}

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  9. no, Anya, sorry I haven't started to take pictures. Got to think about what I want to take pictures of. Anka, I should have taken a picture of a cheesecake that you brought me, but too late.

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  10. I already have the items that I want to photograph, but have to do it tomorrow or friday... but I am working on a page... :)

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  11. wow 10 comments already. That's an improvement. Did everyone go for a walk tonight? The weather was really nice.

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  12. Yes, weather was nice for a change. We didn't go for a walk, we played volleyball instead.

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  13. Anya love your L & L page with two cuties!
    Nice explanation about how to create collage.
    And why did you choose brown, it is the color all you use the most anyway. Shouldn't it be like pink, green or blue for summer?

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  14. Aren't you creating a post for Alexandria for his b-day? :-)

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  15. Is that all u guys do? :) play volleyball :D

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  16. Anya nice pictures!!! And as always... Love the layout! :-)

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