By David Peters
Have you ever noticed how magazines, newspapers and some web
designers are able to combine multiple photographs together to
create cool collages of merged images? Merging two or more
images into one image has become the standard. Everywhere you
look you will see examples. Whether you are a web designer,
graphic artists, or photographer you can benefit from the
ability to merge photographs. Photo merging techniques will
allow you to create original logos, advertisements,
for web sites, and much more.
If you have Adobe Photoshop then you already have everything
you need to create amazing digital collages from multiple
photos. Photoshop is the professionalís choice for digital
photographic editing and manipulation.
Before you start merging two or more photographs to make a
digital collage it is important that you spend a little time
planning your final image. While technical knowledge in how to
use Adobe Photoshop to merge photographs is essential donít
downplay the importance of planning your final image before
even start working in Photoshop. With that being said, the
layers function in Photoshop is perfect for allowing you to
experiment with different options.
The following are areas to consider when planning a photo
The most important part of merging multiple photographs is as
simple as choosing the right photographs for your photo
collage. The photographs you choose can compliment each other
in terms of a general theme or color scheme. Try using the
eyedropper in Photoshop to check colors and look for
Once you have chosen the right photographs for your photo
collage it is time to think about your composition. Browse the
Internet and look for example of digital photo collages and
look for images that you feel are particularly effective in
relaying the message intended by the advertiser or artist. Pay
attention to the composition of the images. Consider what
the images blend well together.
The great thing about Adobe Photoshop is that you can work in
multiple layers which will allow you to play around with your
composition before permanent placement.
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