How to Make a Shape Collage

September 21, 2010 · 7 comments

in Crafts,Downloads,Tutorials

Shape Collage is an automated photo collage maker that makes collages in different shapes in seconds!

You can download the application for free here.

I have used a selection of the photos from my trip to Hong Kong with my Mom last year.

Step 1: Add Photos
Add photos, or even an entire folder of photos, by clicking File > Add Photos and then browsing to the location where your photos are saved.

Step 2: Create Collage
To create the collage, click Create, and name the collage.
The application then automatically arranges the photos.

Different Shapes
Select the shape, and use the preview button to see the layout before creating the collage.
You can change the spacing of the collage to make the photos closer together or further apart.

Text Shape
You can also make a collage in the shape of a word.
Go to the text option to add different characters and symbols.

Custom Shape
You can even draw a custom shape, or use a black & white PNG image for the shape. If you save the collage as a PSD file, you can open the file in Photoshop, and move photos around, change the ordering, rotate the photos, apply filters, and more, as each photo in placed in its own layer.

Have fun making your own photo collages!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika van Zyl September 22, 2010 at 9:30 am

This is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful way to do a gallery of photos – and it was such fun to go to Hong Kong with you! The best part of this collage is that it has emotive qualities… because I was next to you when you took most of the images! I couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide!

rikki hibbert September 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm

The great thing with the Shape Collage, is that it exports the image at 300 dpi, so you can print it out and put it in a frame. So when are we going to go travel together again? x

L'Zeri Swart September 23, 2010 at 11:55 am

So Cooool!!! I love making collages…

rikki hibbert September 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I knew you’d like this! ;-) x x x

Dagmar November 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I just tried out this app and it sucks because after 7 collage attempts it starts putting the watermark in the middle. They gradually got bigger – but in the middle is just the pits. Ugh

rikki hibbert November 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Yes… I noticed that too – think that is their strategy to get one to buy the application. Sucks!

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