Posts Tagged ‘collages’
If you are anything like myself and Lucy- you love taking photos. And you love putting them on your blog. After all blogs are the perfect space to show off the lovely photos you have taken.
Sometimes just adding lots of photos on your blog can look a little dull and it is nice to make the layout look slightly different by putting them in a collage. I love laying out my photos in different ways, and there are lots of packages out there which will help you. I use Photoshop for mine, but only because I am lucky enough to have a designer as a husband who can afford to pay the extortionate price tag. There is free software out there which can help you instantly make your blog photos look fantastic and we are going to let you into a little secret about one today.
That software is piZap.
If you haven’t heard of piZap before, I suggest you head straight over there now and bookmark it instantly. It is basically just another free online photo editor. It may not look as pretty as Picnik (RIP) or Pic Monkey but it does have some nifty features. Mainly the collage section.
See the above screenshot? That is just some of the collages you can do on Pizap. There really are hundreds of combinations.
It is so straight forward to use that anyone can get to grips with it really easily and if you hover your mouse over any icons that you don’t understand it will explain what they are. For example in the bottom left hand corner you can adjust the colour and opacity.
Here is an example of a collage made from some 366 photos on my computer.
All in all it took me about 2 minutes to create. It really is that simple. There is sure to be a collage design on there to suit everyone.
There are lots of other quirky little bits on there such as web cam effects, clip art and text that you can add to your photos, and backgrounds and borders but some of them are a little tacky and I don’t know how often you would use them. It does have the usual editing functions like crop and rotate which come in handy.
Overall there are a lot of functions on the software that I wouldn’t use, mainly for the fact that they don’t appeal to me, but Pizap has to get a mention purely for the vast variety of collages that it has on offer. Perhaps if you know how to make collages from scratch this software wouldn’t really suit you, but if you are a beginner who wants a way of displaying lots of photos on your blog in a quick and easy way then PiZap is definitely worth a look. Sometimes in blogging you want to write a blog post or publish some photos, but don’t have a lot of time- piZap is excellent for that kind of thing. I love the fact that there are so many different styles, it really will bring a new dimension to the way in which you display photos on your blog.
There are lots of photo editors out there, each good in their own way and it is great to use a combination of a few of them to really make your photos stand out. Over the next few weeks we will be mentioning our favourites, so stick around and hopefully we will be able to give you some tips. In the meantime do go and check out piZap- it may not be the most pretty photo editor in the world, but if you delve deep enough there really are some good functions on there.