How to Create a Digital Photo Collage with Wondershare Photo Collage Studio

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Digital Scrapbooking, or photo collage, is one of the hottest new ways to capture moments, create layouts, and make art that transforms your moments in memories, and gives you the scrapbooks to captivate your family and loved ones for generations to come. Here is a short guide to help you assemble your favorite photos into an artistic compilation.

Steps

  1. Start Up your Collage Editor. For beginners, its best to get a program like Photo Collage Studio (Developed by Wondershare). Its a great tool that allows you to make a digital scrapbook using simple, easy-to-follow steps. To make a collage, open Photo Collage Studio. Click Browse button in navigation bar. Select your favorite photos, double-click the photo or just drag, drop, and go.
  2. Rotate and Crop.
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  4. If youve taken a photo in a wrong orientation, its easily corrected with little loss in quality by using a rotate tool. Youll also want to do some cropping of your photo to remove cluttered surroundings that draw attention away from your subject. For example, cropping is very useful if your subject is occupying only the middle portion of the photograph. Cut away the two sides of the picture and you have a much more professional look.
  5. Gray & Negative. Do not be afraid to experiment with colors. Image editing programs put a lot of power in your hands. You can make the photos gray, and change the entire photo to black and white - almost anything you want.
  6. Shadow & Filter Effects. You can select unimportant photo sections and apply these effects to them, thus bringing more attention to the main subject of your photos.
  7. Add Photo Frame. Touch up your photos with multiple selectable photo frames according to different occasions. Select a theme from the pull-down frame type list on Frame Panel, all the frame of this theme will be displayed in thumbnail mode. Select a desirable frame, drag it to palette or double-click it, the frame will be automatically applied to the target layer.
  8. Add Photo Mask Effect. You can see how much Photo Collage Studio mask effects can improve your photos and in seconds, not hours. Simply and quickly drag and drop the effect to your picture. And of course, you can undo your changes at any step along the way.
  9. Enhance Your Collage with Cliparts & Wordart. If you want to make a collage of outstanding, you may add Cliparts and wordart to make good pictures creative and great. Select a theme from the pull-down Clipart type list on Clipart Panel, all the Clipart of this theme will be displayed in thumbnail mode. For making display text more eye-catching with wordart, just simply choose the font, color, size, font style, font effect, and input your funny words, catchy phrases or personal sentiments.
  10. Save Your Work. Ok, you are pretty much done. Remember to save your work in the appropriate image format. Use the large TIFF image format if you want to retain all details for subsequent image editing. On the other hand, you can set your masterpiece as wallpaper, or use the JPEG image format if you want to just send the picture via email or print it at virtually any size.

Tips

  • To add the cliparts or photo frame, just drag, drop and go.
  • Press F9 to review text effect directly.

Warnings

  • You cannot change the shadow setting of a locked layer.
  • Deselecting Set shadow will remove shadow effect.
  • Photo mask and photo frame can not be applied to text or wordart.

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