Sunday, April 10

By Request: Collage/Storyboard Tutorial for April Counterfeit Kit

I've had several requests for how to make a photo collage or storyboard like the one above.
First of all, I made this in Photoshop Elements. If you want the rounded corners, you'll need Photoshop Elements or Photoshop and an "action" that does rounded corners. I use the free rounded corners action from the Coffeeshop Blog. The link for it is here. (Follow the given tutorial).
I also link to more tutorials (Photoshop, Corel Paintshop Pro, and MS Paint)  at the end.


1. First, use the rounded corners action on all your photos as referred to above.

2. Open a new document with a white background that is the size Width: 782 pixels by Length: 1128 pixels, and 300 pixels/inch. 

3. Then start dragging photos onto your document using the move tool. Re-size to taste, by using the move tool and dragging a corner of the photo to make it smaller or larger. Move the photo into place.

Left: Photo is on new document. Right: Photo has been re-sized and moved into place.

4. Repeat for the remaining photos.

5. Turn on the grid so you can line up the photos. Go to View -> Grid. Line up the photos, and re-size any photos that are smaller or larger than the ones in your column. You can also check spacing between photos.


6. Repeat Steps 2 to 5 for remaining photos.


7. Save the finished document twice, first with layers and second in a format for the web. I save mine in .TIFF or .PSD format with layers in case I want to go back and change any of the layers. Then I save it at a web-size, as a .JPG.

Here is my finished collage, with a text layer (optional) added for a title. As you see, I didn't do the rounded corners for this collage.  Any questions?

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beccaf1970 said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Your kit (and the photos and storyboard of it!) is absolutely beautiful!

Jimjams said...

Thanks for sharing - I've been doing collages in Picasa, or Photobucket, but never tried PSE ... and definitely going to give the rounded corners a go.

Kimberlee said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial. :) The kit was beautiful too. :D

airing cupboard crafts said...

Thank you for sharing the tutorial. The kit is stunning x

ellen s. said...

okay first up i loVe that kit, LOL! such a great tutorial. i love those rounded edges. The Coffee shop actions are the bomb.

Hope all is well with you, girl! miss chattin' with ya.

Lisa said...

such a great colourful kit! wow! so much to see and to look at.

Sandie said...

Returning the visit and love your blog! I will be visiting regularly and love your tutorials. Will be trying out the college when I have time - I'm trying to get to grips with photoshop so this is very helpful.

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