Picking the right photo to frame for the wall or give to friends and family can be tedious. From wedding pictures to candid shots of your pet, there are simply too many great pictures to choose from. But why choose just one? Throw all of your favorites into a single Photo Collage Print.
Back in the day, a collage required scissors, glue and a lot of time. Now, it can be done in minutes with your own digital photos. Here’s how to do it.
1. Pick a Size
Start off by selecting a size for your collage. While 4×6 or 5×7 is great for sitting on your desk, 8×10 is perfect for going on a shelf. A Poster-sized Collage Print is ideal for a bedroom or dorm room wall.
The size will help you decide how many pictures to include, as well. Two to four is best for a 4×6, whereas you can easily fit 20 into a poster. Envision a story through your collage, and how many images you’ll need in order to tell it.
2. Select Your Pics
Now for the fun part: picture selection. You’ll generally upload photos from your computer, but the Walgreens Mobile App will let you tether your Facebook and Instagram accounts and upload images directly from a personal album.
Photo collages tend to work best when the pictures share a theme. Consider assembling pictures from a particular vacation or baby’s first Christmas. Then make sure the images’ colors complement each other. If you have a red-and-orange sunset picture that you love, select other photos with warm colors to go with it.
3. Choose Your Border
The best part of photo collage tools is that you can do as much or as little formatting as you want. Many collage print design tools are intuitive enough to assemble the images for you, and then allow you to organize them. First, decide if you want a border; it may affect the layout. The thicker the border, the less room there will be for images. Bordered edges may cut off photos with tons of detail, so mark the width of your border now, and consider which pics are best on all four sides.
4. Edit and Arrange
Remember that you can also play with your photos using editing apps, available right from your tablet or mobile device. Zoom, flip, color correct and more. If you have one or two favorite pics that you want to be the center of attention, pick those images to be “featured,” with the other images you select surrounding them. You may also use a digital program to shuffle your photos, randomly rearranging the images for you until you’re happy with the configuration.
5. Add Your Finishing Touches
“Spring ’14″? You can do better! Channel your inner wordsmith and use a title that captures it all. Then voilà — all done. Save the Collage Print to your cart and get hard copies sent right to your door.
What are you waiting for? Give it a spin.
Share Life’s Happy,
Suzanne Weinstock Klein
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