Collage software are used to create beautiful digital collages, a recent variation of collages. There are a number of collage software such as Picture Collage Maker, Pixel Image Editor and Adobe Photoshop, which allow you to create stunning digital collages. Collage software come with various tools, which with a little bit of training, can help you greatly enhance the quality and beauty of your art. Creating digital collages with the aid of collage software reduces time of creation considerably.
Collage Software is easy to use
Collage software, although easy to use, require some basic steps to be followed in order to create a digital collage. Firstly, gather photographs and pictures you want to put in your collage and save them on your computer. You can either use digital photographs or scan the photographs and pictures to your PC or even download pictures from the internet. While downloading pictures from the internet make sure you have the required permissions to use the images, particularly if you plan to sell your collage, or display it on a public portal. Also, some good collage software such as Adobe PhotoShop Elements, often come coupled with a digital camera, scanner or printer.
After consolidating your items, open a new blank document in your software and resize it according to your choice. You can also change the color and texture of your document, apart from which you also need to increase the resolution of your file to 300 dpi and above, particularly if you plan to take a printout. Now, after opening the photos and pictures, drag and drop them onto the blank document. You may need to resize, or cut, the photos to fit your collage design. Next, to create some uniformity within the art, blur the edges of the photos and pictures with a blur tool, or a similar tool. You can use other tools as well to give special effects to your collage. Upon completion, you can even add a frame or a border surrounding your collage. Once the collage is completed, save it in jpeg mode to either be printed or emailed to your family and friends.
For novices, if you are running short of original ideas, you can use templates within collage software to design your collage. Apart from this, there are several websites which feature beautiful templates, some of which can be downloaded for free, while others you can buy at reasonable price. Further, with collage software, you have an advantage of being able to undo your mistakes easily and quickly. However, with photo editing software you need to restrict your art to picture and photo collage, since you cannot apply items such as paintings, paper, bits of glasses and other physical items to beautify your collage. Although many enthusiasts practice making digital collages, there are many who don't appreciate the limited application of creativity in using collage software.
Search the internet for tutorials for your choice of collage software, which elaborately teach the usage of various tools of collage software. To begin with, download a free trial version of the collage software from the internet and use it for a few days before actually buying it. Join a forum to discuss the pros and cons of opting for your preferred collage software.