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Collage Software

What are you all using for software to make collages? I've tried it with PS but there seems to be too many steps and it takes too long -- there must be something easier out there. What do you recommend for a Windows user?

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There is Collage and then there is Collage

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I guess I am looking for

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collage programs. Didn't know there was more than one kind of collaging one could do. Thanks. Are there any more programs around?

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I have made dozens of collages(francais)

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I just used plain old Windows paintbrush. That for me, was the easiest way I have found. I also find that PS5,7 and CS are all too tedious and stepped out, for simple collage work. I have thousand of dollars worth of graphic programs and still I find myself returning to the winPB for the simple stuff.

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Funkid, nice to hear your posts again. Please step up to the plate and hit a home-run with Adobe Photoshop. Not really that difficult. Too bad that you don't have someone available to show you the basics on collage work. You can teach yourself after a few tries. What about Adobe Tutorials? Do you know layers and what to do with them as basics? Check them out in the tutorials. Layers are important with collages. Scrap Microsoft Paint. Not professional. You can do better.


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I know layers

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I use them for adding fonts and highlights to tutorial jpgs. but, I only know the basics. Then to rasterize layers.

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I have the advantage.

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...of a small print site and a relaxed graphics dept. I can get first hand tuts, from BigJ. Just been lazy up to now. Hence, it is study time.

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Old habit

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I used to be called "PixalByPixal" when I first started using win95 and I learned to draw very realistic images in windows paint. I studied porn jpgs by zooming in to 8x and looking at how the squares were really arranged. Eventually I began to recognize where to place each color pxl one at a time. lots of repeated zooming in/out many many hours to make one nude. Of course, I went in stages from a rough outline to finer and finer definition.

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Collage Creator

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While browsing the office supplies department of WalMart, among the photo paper, I ran across a package called:

Collage Creator Kit - Avery 3556
Price - $7.84
Included 10 sheets 8.5x11 inch glossy paper.


It comes with CD software by ArcSoft, titled ArcSoft Collage Creator.

Very easy to use program:
You can stack photos, rotate photos and do various types of fancy crops.
Add Text and Clip Art.
etc, etc


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Collage Creator

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At $7.99 it is a bargain if you are a sometime user purchasing from WallMart or other outlets.
Without going into Adobe Photoshop and the cost, there are other Adobe software products to use or that are free. One that came with my new SanDisk Card Reader is an Adobe Photoshop Albun 2.0.
Have not a clue about the software other than you can make some adjustments to your original file. Montage? Not Sure. Full version available from Adobe and the use is explained.
Go to to find out.

I am not as good as our moderators and to supply a URL link to you.
Joe, any other URL links that you can think of?

Any software from the Camera outfits that will let you do montages such as Canon or Nikon out there?
On the canon you can link up a series of shots and unite them into one photo image. May be a montage effect in there also. Have to look and see what is available with my Canon Photo Impressions.

Most editing that I do are based on Adobe Photoshop.
Keep looking and view all the posts. Funkid had one before to post. Check his out also.
Photo montages are wonderful to work with. Good luck!


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