How to Make a Grid Collage

Grid collage sample

The collage technique is extremely popular today as it allows everyone to create unique compositions in any style. Today we'll share some tricks and secrets for making a grid collage. As simple as it may seem, this technique offers great scope for designing one of a kind masterpieces.

Prepare the canvas

Launch Photo Collage Maker app. In the startup wizard, select Blank Project, and set the page dimensions: width, height, and resolution. You can choose from preset paper sizes, or enter the page dimensions manually in inches, millimeters, or pixels.

Start Grid Collage wizard

Click Add in the main menu, and select Grid Collage. This will start the Grid Collage wizard. First of all, the wizard offers you to choose the basic collage layout. Here you decide if you wish square or rectangle cells, if there will be a central picture, and how other pictures will be arranged around it.

Grid Collage Wizard - step one
Grid Collage Wizard - step two

Pick one of the layouts and click Next. Now you can set the number of rows and columns, the margins and the spaces between the cells. When youíve done that, move on to the next step where the wizard prompts you to add photos.

Add your photos

The best thing to do is click Add folder Ė this way you can add a whole bunch of photos at the same time and then just remove the ones you donít need. The wizard will prompt you when there are enough or too many photos to make a grid collage with the chosen design.

Grid Collage Wizard - adding photos

If you want to get a professional result, itís a good idea to pick all the photos in advance, keeping in mind the shape of cells youíre going to use. When you make a grid collage, it is vital that all photos are the same orientation (either portrait or landscape) and about the same proportions, otherwise you may need to crop them.

Customize the layout

We are now at the final step of the wizard. Here you can add a border or a shadow to each photo. You can choose any color for borders or shadow and adjust their settings. Besides, you can click Shuffle to arrange the photos in another way. When youíre done, click Finish. This will take you to the main working area where you get access to a lot of other customization tools.

Grid Collage Wizard - final step

In the main working space you can switch between the tabs on the right. The Photos tab is open by default. You can replace any photo in the grid Ė just pick a photo on the right and drag it to the canvas on top of the one you donít like. Switch to Background tab to change the collage background Ė it can be solid, gradient, textured, or image. Open Frames and Effects if you want to add picture frames, masks, or edit photos with filters.

Customize the grid collage

Slight changes can lead to creating a unique design. For example, remove a couple of the photos to make textured background visible, resize some photos so they occupy more than one cell, etc.

If you're looking for inspiration, check out this Facebook album with various grid collage samples. Download Photo Collage Maker and try making a grid collage of your own!

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