How to: Simple collage (Free PSD)
Every month or so I make a simple collage of the baby so that I can share it digitally with friends without overwhelming their Facebook page with baby photos. Then, I use that same collage in my baby digital scrapbooking! Multiple purposes for the same work — what could be better?
This collage can be used with any set of 12 pictures — and I think it might even look cool with just one picture in the background. Nevertheless, I’ll be showing you how to make the single version today.
Step 1: Click here to download the PSD
Step 2: First, I suggest you separate the 12 photos that you want to use into a separate folder. It will make things even easier if you rename all of the files into the order that you would like them to show in the collage. I personally don’t have any real preference for how to organize the photos — i just move them around until there’s a progression that makes sense.
Step 3: Open the PSD and click the eye to make visible the version you would like to make (horizontal or vertical) and hide the other version.
Step 4: Disable visibility of the sample folder and create a new folder to hold your 12 photos.
Step 5: Open your photo and change it to 200(width) x 150(height)
Step 6: Copy your resized photo into the PSD file into your folder and move it to the square you want it to be in. Make sure you have snap to guides turned on, and centering will be a cinch (View->Snap to->Guides).
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have all the squares filled.
Step 8: Select the text layer in the name folder, change the color to one that matches your collage and then modify the text to whatever you’d like.
Step 9: Save your file as a jpg (File->Save As and then select JPG in the file type area)