Mar 242009

When you think of a collage, most people think of a bunch of photos strewn about on a page. I want to use Picasa’s background feature to make you think of other ideas. Here’s a collage I did of our motorhome. Click on it for a larger version – then click your Back button to return.

Seems to me this would be great for pictures of a house for sale – as one example. So, how did I do it? First, you select the two pictures, then click on the collage button at the bottom. Choose Picture Pile as the top level setting. Under Background options, select Use Image. You can also use the tabs above the collage itself to select an image and Set As Background.

Now, you probably have the background photo also in the foreground. Just select it and click on the Remove button at the top. The remaining image looks best, I think, with a white border to set it apart. Just click on it and click the Picture border option in the middle.

You’re done, Create your collage.

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  4 Responses to “Picasa Tip: Outdoor-Indoor Collage”

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  3. Thanks, Chris, for this new idea. I had to go back to the old video on How To Collage – I haven’t been using this enough… But, of course, your explanations made it all work. I had a difficult time finding the draft collages – mine were filed under “Picasa” not in any of my photo folders. Makes sense.

  4. I love all these ideas! Another great one. Thanks so much. Bev

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