There are a few reasons why photo collages are cool:
1. They act as a really awesome marketing tool- for either bead makers or jewelry designers!
2. Showing off your beads or jewelry in groupings with other pictures helps create a power of suggestion.
3. Outfits are my favorite choice for creating collages, but other things like color/ texture photos also help
Download Picasa- it's free photo editing software, and I love using it to edit all of my jewelry pictures. So it has a dual purpose here- editing, and fun collages. You can't beat that!
Find images you want to use with your bead or jewelry pictures. Choose pictures that are eye catching, and I recommend not stealing peoples photos- so make sure they are copyright free.
To snag photos, create screen shots:
PC users: Press the Print Scrn button on the keyboard- image will be saved into the screenshots folder in
Mac users: Press command + shift+4 then select an area. Takes a screen shot of an area and save it as a
file on your desktop.
If you use a PC, you'll have to crop your screen shots so that all you see is the picture of your article of clothing or photo.
Mac users- your image should already be cropped.
Click the folder within the Picasa program, so you are viewing all of your collage images. Holding down the Ctrl / Command(mac) key, click the photos you want to use in your collage.
Click the COLLAGE button at the bottom of your screen.