I know that everyone has a different style of doing these posts from lists to individual photos and personal style photos to stock photo collages. I prefer collages, because I can see everything in one place and choose what I like the best. The first time I tried my hand at one of these was nearly three years ago, and it really wasn't even a collage (because I had no idea what I was doing). I like to think I've learned a few things since then, and even though everyone has their collage preferences (for example, I don't keep everything true to scale and I'm not afraid to rotate photos a few inches to fill empty space), I'm excited to share a few of my tips with you. For this post, I will be sharing how I put together my "Birthday/Fall Wish List" last month.
Fotor.com is unmatched. They allow you to choose the exact dimensions you want for the optimal Twitter cover, Facebook ad, Youtube thumbnail, or Etsy shop icon. For collages, I like to start with the "Facebook post" template, because it fits well on Blogger.
this collage). Even if the photo does have a white background, you might still want to remove that background to better collage the photos together. Did you know that you can easily do this in Microsoft Word? 1. Copy the image onto a Word page and click on the top "Format" tab. 2. The far left icon says "Remove Background," click on that next. 3. There, you can select areas to keep and areas to remove (as displayed in the second photo below). 4. Once you're done, click on the green checkmark to "Keep Changes" and right-click on the image in the document to "Save as Picture."
4 || Add text and sign your work - I like to add a title to my collages as well as my blog url in the bottom right corner. Fotor has a fantastic collection of free fonts. You can also add numbers to each item to help readers find the links in the text of the post (like this).
Look for some collages on the blog this winter as I start thinking about my Christmas wish list as well favorite winter styles!