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How to turn image into a collage with Photoshop

12 July

Image Collage

To generate the image collage effect, you need to start by crop the picture into a square, and then you need divide it into slighter squares.

collage before after

Moreover, Add a border approximately every one so they look like divide photos, and then shift and turn them into place. Lastly, change the backdrop color, and finish off by adding up a drop shade behind the effect.


Step 1:

First of all, you need to do is crop the image into the square, set aspect ratio to a square.

photo collage

Step 2:

Go to view menu and choose the new guide

photo collage

Step 3:

And Photoshop adds its first horizontal guide in the image

photo collage

Step 4:

Same way again, go to view  new guide  horizontal 66% ok

photo collage

Step 5:

Photoshop also add the second guide

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Step 6:

As like before adding vertical guide by choosing the vertical option from the new guide; make sure selections will snap to the guides

Therefore, Go to view  snap to  guides

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Step 7:

To copy its new own layer go to layer  new  layer via copy.

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Step 8:

The square now copied to its own layer.

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Step 9:

consequently, Follow exact the steps and copy all the 9 squares on the canvas

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Step 10:

Though we don’t need guides anymore let’s hide them; select view  show guides  ok

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Step 11:

Reselect the crop tool and enlarge the canvas size from the image photo

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Step 12:

Go to edit  fill black  ok

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Step 13:

Add stroke to each square to make it separate; for that select first layer  click layer style (fx) bottom style of layer panel

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Step 14:

In layer style, set the position inside the value around 7 pixels or something like that

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Step 15:

The border appears around the square in the upper left

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Step 16:

To quickly apply the same style you need to copy and paste it. right click  copy layer style

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Step 17:

You can see the same style applied in the second square and do the steps furthermore

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Step 18:

Select all the layers together and right click over the layers  paste layer style  altogether to apply the same style

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Step 19:

Select background to change its color by picking the suitable color from the portrait

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Step 20:

Go to layer  group layers  to group all the layers together

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Step 21:

Right-click on the drop shadow

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Step 22:

Adjust the drop shadow filters opacity, angle, distance, size etc base on your requirements

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Step 23:

Finally, save the edited image after adjusting all the outer squares for creating an image collage

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In conclusion, Thanks for visiting our tutorial. We Click Art BD LTD family is always for you to give the best solution for any type of complex photo editing.

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