How to Make a Collage on Windows 10
Digital pictures are everywhere these days. Instead of the lengthy process of developing a film, printing photos, and glueing them into family albums, we take pics with our smartphones and instantly share them via email, messengers, or social media. But clicking through a bunch of pics can be quite tedious - how about presenting your photos in a more impressive way? An eye-catching photo collage looks much more appealing than separate pictures, especially if you don’t just stitch photos together but decorate them with stickers, captions, and frames.
So, how to make a collage on Windows 10? Of course, it’s possible to mix your pics in Microsoft Publisher or even in MS Word, but the result can prove rather disappointing. Luckily, there is more effective collage software - such as Photo Collage Maker. Keep reading, and you will learn how to create awesome collages using this feature-packed program. Apart from a step-by-step guide, we’ve also prepared a bunch of creative ideas for your first projects.
If you prefer visual instructions, just check out this video guide with fine collage examples:
Liked the video? Go on and follow 5 easy steps to make a collage of photos on your own.
Step 1. Download and Install the Collage Program
Hit the button below to download a free trial of this Windows 10 collage maker on your computer.
The installation process is very simple: launch the installer and follow the steps of the wizard. In a few clicks, you will be ready to create your own cool collages!
Step 2. Pick a Template and Customize It
When you run the program, you will have three options: a blank canvas, a simple page layout, and a pre-designed collage template. The last one is a great time-saver. You just pick one of the 370+ fully customizable templates and fill it with your photos. There are templates for greeting cards, invitations, multi-page scrapbooks, and photo books. If you need a collage for a certain occasion, opt for a themed template (wedding, Christmas, birthday, family, etc.).
Step 3. Add Frames, Masks, and Filters
Under the Frames and Effects tab, there is a vast variety of embellishments and artistic filters. For example, you can add photo frames of different shapes and styles to make elegant and refined collages. Need a more creative look? Apply one of the diverse masks to gently blur the photo edges or make them stylishly jagged. Spice up your dull photos with handy filters: one-click contrast improvement, sepia tone, color effects, etc.
Step 4. Insert Captions and Clipart
Virtually any collage can be turned into a greeting card, an invitation, or a photo poster. With Photo Collage Maker and its 100+ pre-designed text styles, there is no need to fiddle about with fonts, colors, and text size. You just choose a caption style to your liking and apply it to your text. As a final touch, you can add some clipart images - flowers, ribbons, snowflakes, candles, etc.
Step 5. Save & Print Your Photo Collage
If you want to make a series of collages in the same style, save your project as a template. Choose Save As Image for online sharing: PNG preserves the highest quality, while JPEG makes a smaller file for the Web and email. In case you want to print your collage in high quality, save it as a PDF. By the way, Photo Collage Maker features a built-in printing module where you can adjust the resolution and pick a suitable printing template. It also supports multi-page projects: you don’t have to print each page separately and worry about printing it upside down. Most photo collage software for Windows 10 miss this feature.
Six Collage Ideas to Boost Your Creativity
Feeling a little lost among all those gigabytes of pictures? To help you get started, we’ve prepared some creative prompts you can use to make astonishing photo projects in Photo Collage Maker.
Classic Photo Grid Collages
Classic is always the best. Pick one of the grid layouts available in the program to create sleek minimalistic collages. There are grids with square, round, rectangular or hexagonal cells; simple and overlay grids, layouts with a big central photo, and many more. Grid collages are great for family, kids, travel and even romantic photos.
Jumble Photo Collages
A digital jumble collage creates a perfect illusion that you’re looking at a pile of real photo prints. Choose this layout for a more relaxing effect, with a bit of sweet nostalgia. Fill it with family pictures or vacation photos that will look absolutely great decorated with such embellishments. Try it on your own pics to give them a fresh look!
Polaroid-Style Photo Collages
Do you remember those little cameras that could instantly print your pics? They were all the rage a couple of decades ago. Today the Polaroid-style frames are still instantly recognizable - perfect for childhood and family collages. Add cute captions imitating hand-written text to memorize the best moments of your life.
Graduation Photo Collages
If your child or grandchild is going to graduate from school or college soon, create an awesome photo collage to celebrate this grand event! Combine the best photos and print your creation in a large format to decorate the classroom or post it right on your social media page to let everyone know how proud of your graduate you are.
Wedding Photo Collages
Looking for a pinch of romance? A wedding collage or photo book is a great anniversary gift that will refresh your feelings for each other and keep the sweet memories of that day for the next generations to come. This photo design can also become a great post for social media - be that a “newlywed” collage or a silver wedding one.
Christmas Photo Collages
The winter season is always full of traditional worries "what gifts to give your loved ones" & "how to find unique ones". Don't worry, a Christmas collage will be an excellent personalized greeting card! Choose your best Christmas pics, decorate them with festive clipart, and add some cordial wishes for your friends and relatives.
Try one of these ideas right now! Download the free trial of Photo Collage Maker
and create delightful projects from your own pictures!
As you can see, Photo Collage Maker is as easy as ABC but grants you an absolutely stunning experience. You can make photo collages, personalized greeting cards, invitations, multi-page photo books, digital scrapbooks and print them in high quality right at home. DIY collages can become touching gifts, beautiful home decor, or eye-catching Instagram posts - whatever you want. So, what are you waiting for? It's time to prepare for the upcoming holidays and birthdays. Start making your own adorable photo projects today!