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Photo montage help

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Sheks, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. Sheks

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    Hi,

    I would like to create a photo montage (i think that's the term for a selection of different photos layed out on a single page).

    I have photoshop elements and paintshop pro 7 but can't find anything within them to help me do this easily.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Colin
     
  2. Brian110507

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    The easiest way is to 'insert' as many pictures as you need into a blank 'Microsoft Word' document set 'text wrapping' to "through" and then move them around until your happy and then print it
     
  3. TommyVecetti

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    Depending on how 'arty' you want your montage to be, you should be using layers (in either photoshop or PSP7).
     
  4. nunew33

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    Yes layers are best as it allows you to maintain control over each individual image.

    Open all your images in paint shop pro.

    Create a new image (ctrl N) select the size and back ground colour appropriately. This will be your master image.

    Then using the selection tool (rectangle of broken lines), select the bits of the images you want in the montage. Copy (ctrl C) and then paste into the master image as a new layer (ctrl L)

    You can then use the mover to move the layer round to place it.

    You can resize the layer (ctrl S) but be sure that you dont select resize all layers

    Use the layer palette to select the layer you need to move/edit (if its not visible type 'L').

    In the layer palette if you right click the layer you are looking at you will find a wealth of tools. The merge tools are particularely good for blending images on a montage.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Sheks

    look at Retouchpro

    They have lots of tutorials for doing montages in Elements.

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