This is a repeat of a previous thread. With extra time on our hands, I’m hoping some of you will try my favorite hobby.
Many of us have multiple photos of an occasion and other than printing each photo by itself, what do we do with them?
Try grabbing your favorite photos from the occasion and creating a collage.
This is the basis for digital scrapbooking, but a collage/layout does not need to be busy to be attractive. You don't need digital scrapbooking kits to make a collage. Everything you need is already available in PSE.
Here's examples of plain and not so plain.
In the more detailed one, a scrapbook kit was used, but realize that in the plain one, the background can be any color and you can dress that background up by using brushes.
There are banner shapes in PSE to put your text on.
Photos can be matted (as I have done with a simple square of color) or they can be outlined with a thick outline.
What about those photos from that birthday party? Open a 8.5 x 11 and put multiple photos on it. There are readily available frames for 8.5x11 - you can print your collage at home on photo paper and put it into a frame. It makes a great gift for the birthday boy or girl.
Give it a try.
FYI - Most scrapbook kit designers have adopted the standard size of 3600 pixels by 3600 pixels. Their standard is 300 pixels per inch x which means you can make a good quality 12x12 print from your design. So for ease of use when adding scrapbook elements to your design, start all your project with 300 pixels per inch
(please excuse the quality of the photos - they are screenshots of screenshots)
I assume it is okay for us to play with collages. Fast and dirty collage ... already thought of stuff that could be different. This is it for now. As we previously discussed, the birds should be flying left to right, but all of these had my stamp and I was not about to go back to the original files.
Sony A7III FF mirrorless, Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens, FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens, Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, Minolta 100 macro. Currently using PSE 2021 and 2018, but had PSE 11, 10, 8, 6 and 3; PS LE and full PS.
Whippet there are several different ways to create frames, it all depends on what you want. For a collage I would probably just Ctrl+click on the thumbnail of the image in the layers panel to get the marching ants, then go to Edit>Stroke Outline Selection and choose a colour and a line thickness and click ok. I would then apply a small drop shadow and I would be finished.
To backtrack just a little - At the stage when you have the marching ants showing create a new layer above that image in the layers panel and then go to Edit>Stroke Outline Selection and choose a colour and a line thickness and click ok. Then if you want, select that Outline layer and go to Styles and Bevels and give the outline a bevel.
As I said already there are several different ways of going about this but hopefully this helps a little.
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