Making a collage using an image editing application such as Canva is very straightforward to do. This is a great way to present a group of products or to tell a story about your brand or your making process.
Go to Canva.com and you will be promoted to add the size of the image you want to create. I am going to create a square image which is 1000 x 1000. If you are going to create an image for a specific social network, here are the best sizes:
- Facebook – 1,200 x 628
- Twitter – 1,024 x 512
- LinkedIn – 700 x 400
- Google+ – 800 x 1,200
- Pinterest – 735 x 1,102
- Instagram – 1,080 x 1,080
Enter the dimensions which you want to create the image at:
Navigate to ‘Layout’. You will see a range of layout option. Each ‘picture’ is a placeholder for a photo. You will see there’s a variety of layout options. I am showing the making process of a pair of earrings, so I have chosen a layout which allows a large photo at the top and three smaller ones along the bottom. However, there’s many different options to choose from depending on your needs:
Go to the ‘uploads’ tab on the left-hand side and upload the images you want to use. You can then drag them into position. If you need to resize or crop the photo, just click on crop and you will see you can adjust the size and position of each photo:
When you have dragged all the photos into place you can click the download button to download the image to your computer. Use the PNG option for best results. If you want to change a photo, just drag a new one into place.
You can customize your collage further by adding text or other elements. Experiment with the different options on the menu bar on the left-hand side.
Collages are an interesting way to show multiple images and to tell a story.