Family YearBooks {Using Collages}

Posted on Oct 16 2013 - 8:51am by Traci

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Did you guys happen to read my other posts about family yearbooks? You can still check them out if you haven’t!

Introduction to Family Yearbooks {Traci Style}

Why I use Blurb

Okay! Now that we got that out of the way! My final thoughts, collages!

Have I ever mentioned that I am probably THE MOST indecisive person in the world? I am pretty sure I am {see, I am even indecisive on whether or not I am the most!} So, when I take pictures I take a ton, and then when I put them on the computer I love them all so much I can’t choose just once. Sound familiar to anyone else? Which, was getting quite frustrating. So I decided I would do collages for my blog posts that later end up in our family year books. That way, I can put more pictures in the book, with more of an organized space. I get more pictures in that I would if I just stacked them on top of each other! So I would like to share a few places I have tried, and my favorites. By the way, I have not been compensated by any of these companies, I just love them 🙂

             A.Pic Monkey {THEY ROCK! My friend Tina told me about them, and I absolutely love their program. You just go to their website, and throw your picture in and create! You can also edit your photos, add text, and do a lot of fun things. Right now they have a Halloween theme where you can edit your pictures to look like Vampires. I love that they change their website based on the holidays! How fun!  They let you use their website for free, but you can also pay for a membership and get extra fun features! It is $4.99 for a monthly membership, and $33 dollars for a year. But do have a lot of really great FREE features.

            B. Photoshop- Yes, I do have photoshop, and I adore it, but, you do not have to have this to make your yearbook or your collages, it’s just somewhere else you can make a collage if you already have it and know how to use it 🙂  I am still learning how to make collages in photoshop, but I love the freedom it gives me to customize it exactly as I like.

           C. Picasa– This is a free photo organizing program. You have to download their software to use them, but you can also make collages/simple edit/organize your photos. I used to use them ALL the time for my collages until I found picmonkey. Their collages work, but you don’t get to make very many adjustments, which drove me crazy, so I switched over. But, they are also a place to make your collages if you want to check them out.

Let me know if you have any favorite places to make collages/organize your photos! 🙂 I am hoping to get better at making collages in photoshop to do a few tutorials, stay tuned for those! 🙂

Happy Journal-ing! I hope you enjoyed my pots, let me know if you have any thoughts or comments! I would love to learn, too!

Traci 🙂

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