Digital Collage

A Digital Collage is very simple to make

A digital collage is a type of collage created using photo editing software and their respective tools. Collage, a modern art form, which gained prominence in the 20th century, primarily involves combining various items such as paintings, photographs, paper and any other unused substances, on a base in order to form an exquisite art piece. A digital collage is the modern technique of creating collages in an easier way. With the increasing role of computers in our daily lives, more and more enthusiasts are taking up creating digital collages as their hobby.

A digital collage is fun and simple to make, all you need is a photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Picture Collage Maker and Pixel Image Editor, and digital photographs and pictures. You can even scan photographs and pictures and save it on your computer or download them from the internet. Moreover, if you buy a quality digital camera or a printer, often a photo editing software comes along them such as the PhotoShop Elements, a good photo editing software included with items such as a scanner, digital camera or printer.

A digital collage, though very simple to make, requires you to follows some basic steps. To begin with, open a new blank document in your software. Resize the blank document according to the desired size of your finished collage. Change the resolution to get a good quality of the printout, generally around and above 300 dpi. Now, choose the pictures and photographs you want to incorporate into your digital collage. To create your first collage, it is advisable to stay within ten or less number of photographs and pictures so as to not make the finished art messy. Later, upon practice, you can make collages with more number of photos and pictures. Drag and drop the photographs and pictures onto the blank document. You may need to resize the photographs and pictures according to your design outline and try to maintain a proper balance between the sizes.

After you have arranged the photographs, begin the task of blending the edges of the photos with the aid of a smudge or blur tool. Blending gives a feeling of continuity in the art. You can give some artistic touches to your collage by adding color to your base and even add a frame to your finished collage. After saving your art as a jpeg file, it is ready to either be printed or emailed to your friends and family. There are numerous other tools within these software, which allow you to ad myriad effects to your final collage.

An important advantage of digital collage is that you can undo an action or cancel and start over again easily and the job won't be messy unlike in the manual version of collage. Moreover, you can use templates provided by the software or save a copy of your collage to use it as a template later. Apart from the variety of designs you can choose for your background, you can also choose a number of options for the paper you want to print on. You can buy beautiful collage sheets from your nearby stationary shop or from an online shopping website.

Now, that you know the basics about creating a digital collage, download a trial version of any of the photo editing software and start practicing the art. Many free tutorials can be found for the different image editing software, which might help you to use the tools of the software better. Applying your creativity along with the appropriate tools will soon allow you to create a memorable collection of digital collages.

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