How to Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop?

hello friends, In this blog post(How to Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop) we are going to let you know how to turn a photo into a collage with photoshop. This is really very interesting photoshop technique that helps us in building the beautiful collage.

Sometimes, this type of image collage is very useful for our personal and professional work such as making any design presentation, decorating at the home wall, and using it our own website|How to Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop|

See the input and output image which we will make in this tutorial(How to Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop)

Input Image

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Input Image: Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 1

Output Image:

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n A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 21

this is a really simple functionality and if you want to learn this functionality then please follow the below-given procedure(Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop) step by step.

First open an image within your photoshop IDE which you want to make collage of.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 1

After this, if your image is pretty big and has more free space than the main subject or image then you have to crop your image by setting the square aspect ratio.

But in our case here, we don’t need to crop our image as we have fix length and subject covering image here.

Now, we have to do the partition of our image into a different-2 slot or square parts. For doing this we have to go to the main menu then click view->new guide.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 2

First make the horizontal guide with 33%.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 3

Again select the new guide option with 66%.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 4

Now we will make vertical guide. Go to the main menu and click over view->new guide.

Now make the vertical guide 33%.

Now make another vertical guide of 66%.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 5

Now our guide work has been completed.

Now we will select the square marquee tool and now we will copy the layer of each square in the image and then in total, we will have 9 squares after complete selection.

First, we select the first square and then click on a layer by copy option and then we get layer 1 in the layer panel having a small part of our full image. Make sure you always keep a selection on the background image while making these layers by copy.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 6
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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 7

In this way, we also make the second square and then make it layer by copy and we see layer 2 in the layer panel.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 8
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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 9

Now we repeat the same process for all the 9 square sections in the images which we have created with the help of a guide.

So finally we get total 9 layers having the small small parts of our full image.

Now we need to create some border space around the image. Select the crop tool and then cover the full image boundaries. And then hold the ALT key and then drag the transformation line all four sides and make a border around the image.

Now we can fill the color as we fill black color here in our case. Now you can see the image collage surrounded by the black color.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 10

Now we get our full image into the separated parts but there is something missing that can make this collage more attractive.

Now we need to add stroke effect to our image. First select the layer 1 and then click the ‘add layer style’ option bottom at the layer panel.

And then select the stroke and lick on it.

Set the parameter as radius and choose the option inside in it. Now click ok and you can see the stroke effect into the first square frame. Now copy this stroke effect layer 1. See the below image for the same.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 18
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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 19

Now click on the layer 2 and then paster the layer properties of layer 1. and now you can see the same stroke effect to second square frame.

Now hold the shift key and then click on layer 9 and you will see the selection of all the above layer upto 3. Now paste the same layer properties of layer 1 and layer2.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 20

Now your stroke is done to all the image. Now it’s time for transforming the image.

Now we select the layer 1 and move tool and then select click Edit->free transform. Now you can have rotation to your layer1 or first frame as per your requirement and you can also displace its position as per your desire.

Similarly, you can rotate all the square frames inside your image and can provide it an amazing and interesting look as per your desire.

You can also change the border color or background color and can update it to a matching color with your image.

Now we get our final collage with some rotation and image displacement.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 21

If we don’t add the stroke in our image and we just use the free transform option without using the stroke effect then how would our college look.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 10

Select layer 1 and then choose edit->free transform in the menu bar .

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 11

move the first square block of your image. See the below image for the same.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 12

Select layer 3 and then repeat the same action go to edit->free transform and then move your block. See the below image for the same.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 13

Select layer 7 and repeat the same action as we did above.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 14

Now, select layer 9 and repeat the same action as we above.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 15

After all the free transform happens as per your desire then please clear all the guides as we have applied in starting.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 16

Now you get your final collage without any stroke effect. See the below image for the same.

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Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop 17

Conclusion:

So friends, In this blog post (How to Turn A Photo Into A Collage With Photoshop) we have learned to design a new photoshop technique which is building an image collage with the help of photoshop. It is very beautiful and attractive after getting full effects. One can use it for a website, or any other personal or professional use. This is simple to design this image collage with the help of Guide, crop, and free transform properties in photoshop.

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