How to make photo collage?

Today, we’ll teach you how to make an instant photo collage from any image. In fact, we want to create an effect that looks like some random snapshots. But in fact, these small photos are our big picture. It has effects that are very complicated after running. But in fact, the effect is easy. This tutorial is written for Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.

You can find the changes you need to apply this effect to the lower versions of Photoshop.

This is the picture I downloaded for this tutorial.

How to make photo collage

How to make photo collage

Follow the below steps to make photo collage.

Step 1: Create a document

Open Adobe Photoshop and create a new document. Drag the image you determined to the Photoshop document. Be careful to drag the image to the upper strip of the Photoshop document. It fits the background canvas to the image automatically.

How to make photo collage

How to make photo collage

Step 2: Create a new layer

Go to layers pallet and select Create New Layer as you see in below image.

How to make photo collage

Step 3: Draw a Rectangle

Select the new layer (Layer 1). Press M from the keyboard or select Rectangular Marquee Tool from toolbox located in left side of the screen. Draw a rectangle.

How to make photo collage

How to make photo collage

Step 4: Fill square

Select Paint Buck Tool or press G from keyboard. Set the color of square to white.

How to make photo collage

How to make photo collage

Step 5: Draw a square

Now, draw a square inside the rectangle and fill it with the white color by following the previous step. Hold shift to draw a square. You can deselect the rectangles by pressing Ctrl+D.

How to make photo collage

Step 6: Delete inside the square

Now, delete inside the square by pressing the Delete key from the keyboard. Be careful not to deselect the square before deleting inside of it.

How to make photo collage

Step 7: Copy the new shape

Now, copy the new shape you have created in layer 1 as much as you like. Select the shape by Rectangular Marquee Tool. Copy it by pressing Ctrl+C then paste it by pressing Ctrl+V.

How to make photo collage

How to make photo collage

You can rotate the shapes to make them more beautiful. Press Ctrl+T or to rotate each shape. You have to apply the rotation for each shape.

How to make photo collage

Step 8: Merge the shapes layers

You should merge all layers except the background layer. Select shapes layers. Hold Ctrl and select layers one by one. Now, right click on one of the layers and select Merge Layers.

How to make photo collage

Step 9: Select the shapes in the created layer

Select the new layer you have created (its name in our project is Layer 3). Select Magic Wand Tool or press W.

How to make photo collage

Now, select the upper left of the image.

How to make photo collage

Press Add to Selection and click the areas that you have not selected.

How to make photo collage

How to make photo collage

Unlock the background Layer by clicking on the lock you see in below image.

How to make photo collage

Now, press Delete key from the keyboard.

How to make photo collage

Select Eyedropper Tool (I) then select foreground color to choose a suitable color to the background of the image. When you choose the suitable color from the image, go back to the toolbox and select Paint Bucket Tool. Now, click on the areas where does not have any color.

How to make photo collage

Good job! You have learned How to make photo collage in Adobe Photoshop.

How to make photo collage?
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