How to Create a Beautiful Image Collage

This simple walkthrough will give you the step-by-step instructions and confidence to create a collage effect image. Whether you use Photoshop or our innovative Shutterstock Editor, you’ll be able to craft memorable collages with any number of images.

Photoshop Collage Project

Even with limited experience, it’s easy to get started with a Photoshop collage project, simply follow these easy steps

  1. Open a new project by selecting “File” > “Open” from the main menu.
  2. Resize each image. Choose “Image” > “Image Size” and select the ideal height of your collage in pixels. Repeat for each image.
  3. Select “File” > “New” and enter the height and width of your total collage. This file will be your blank background.
  4. Drag each image thumbnail onto your blank background. You’ll be able to organize and layer your collage exactly how you want to create a beautiful collage.
  5. Consider adding a drop shadow to your images for a dynamic look. After right clicking on a layer, select “Copy Layer Style”, select the entire layer then choose “Paste Layer Style”.

With practice, Photoshop can be a great way to create a truly customized and unique collage. Whether you use your personal images or creative Shutterstock images, you’ll be able to achieve the exact collage you want.

Blending Your Collage

If you need each layer to blend together to create a more cohesive image, consider using some more advanced tools in Photoshop. With practice, Photoshop can allow you to enjoy a highly customized collage using new background layers, the “Free Transform” command and stacking images. These tools can allow you to customize each individual image to create a more blended collage or allow each image to stand out more prominently.

Convenient Editing

For many individuals, Photoshop can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. If you’re looking for a more accessible, easy way to create the perfect collage, try out the free Shutterstock Editor for simple solutions and professional quality collages.

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