This is a simple guide that will teach you how to make your own photo collage by using free collage creator lite app, step by step guide has included screenshot
Creating photo collage style is not as hard as you think, there are a lot of Mac app that will help you more easy to create photo collage in simple steps, which mean the app has dedicated to developed as photo collage creator, that allow users easy to create photo collage. Collage creator lite is free version of TurboCollage app that released under commercial license, TurboCollage has been included on 5 best photo collage creator app for Mac, although Collage creator lite is free, but it’s powerful enough to create beautiful and unique photo collage style. So here we go, and follow step-by-step guide to create photo collage using Collage creator lite below.
#1. Download Collage Creator Lite App
To downloading Collage creator lite app you simply open Mac App Store and find Collage creator lite app by type on the search field, once you found the collage creator lite app, download it to your Mac.
Download and Install Collage Creator
#2. Add Best Photos to Collage Creator Lite App
Once downloading and installing Collage creator lite app has been done, you can directly open the Collage creator lite app from Application folder. Whne Collage creatir lite app has been loaded and open, then you need to add your best photos that want to made as collage, you just need click plus sign (+) button as on the picture below to add photos into Collage creator lite app.
Add Photos to Collage Creator Lite
#3. Generate Random Photo Collage Style
When all your best photos have been loaded into Collage creator lite, you already to make your own photo collage, if you are too lazy to customize the looks and feel of your photo collage you can generate random photo collage style, by click the ’Shuffle’ button, this is an automatic mode that will generate random photo collage layout, in addition by generating random collage style, you can also resize and reposition each photo by drag and drop directly on the collage page. (Photos Credit to previewh)
Automatic Generate Random Photo Collage Layout
#4. Manual Customization Looks and Feels Photo Collage Layout
If you decide to customize the looks and feel of your photo collage layout, you simply click on the ‘setting’ tab, then you can see some customization option for your photo collage layout, the one thing you need to know, if the Collage creator lite is just support Picture Pille pattern, so you don’t have another options for this case.
#5. Choose Page Size and Orientation
Before continuing to the next step of creating photo collage, you need to choose one of page size that you will be used as base for creating photo collage, in addition to choose page size, you need also determine the page orientation, whether it Landscape or portrait, it just up to you, but on this guide, we choose landscape.
Choose Page size and Orientation
#6. Customize Photo Collage Background
Collage Creator Lite allow you to customize photo collage background with three options, the first is ‘transparent background’, which mean you let background without color or image, and 2nd option is filled background by color, you can choose solid color in built-in color palette for photo collage background, and the 3rd option is using image as background, the image background is option that we choose on this guide, to add background image to your photo collage, you simply click ‘select picture‘ button, and then choose your photo from Mac hard drive.
Add Image background to Collage
#7. Customize Borders and Shadow
This is not important thing, but if you love to add border to each photo that you’ve added to the Collage Creator lite, you may not skip this step, the first this is Collage creator lite is only provide two kind of border, including Instant photo and Postage Stamp, Picture borders is possible to customize, you can enlarge the border size by sliding border width to the right, in addition you can also change the border color with your own chosen color. Collage Creator Lite app is also allow you to enable and disable Shadows option, this is will be add shadow to each photo on collage.
Add Border and Shadow to Collage
#8. Add and Customize Text in Collage
If you have plan to add text to photo collage, you simply click “Text’ tab, and type the text you want to put in collage, you can resize and reposition the text by click and drag right on the text. To customize looks and feels of text, you can change the font, text alignment, text color and opacity, on the left sidebar.
Add and Customize Text in Collage
#9. Save Photo Collage to Mac Hard drive
Save Photo Collage to Mac Hard Drive
And it’s a final step, once your collage is finish, you can directly save collage to your Mac hard drive, by clicking, ‘File’ and then ‘Save’. You simply enter the name file and click save. And all done, You can print your photo collage or make ass desktop wallpaper.