No one can argue with the power of visual content. It can express emotion and tell a story without needing any other words.
Imagine how much more you’re able to capture by creating a photo collage. Your brand’s unique story or personal memories take a creative shape when you bring visuals together.
Whether you want to present your products or services in a unique way or do something different for your social media profiles, photo collages are the answer.
Now I’m going to show you how to create and customize these types of designs in Bannersnack, in just a few simple steps.
How to Make a Photo Collage with Bannersnack
All the tools you need to create a collage are in Bannersnack, so keep reading to learn how to make photo collages that your audience will love.
1. Choose a photo collage template
After you log into your account (or create one), click Create New from the top left corner, select Single design, type “collage” in the search bar from the top right of your screen, and click on the Photo Collage size.
After you do that, you’ll be prompted directly in the Editor. On the left side, you’ll see all the templates that are available for this size.
The templates are divided into a few categories so you can browse through them to find a template that suits your industry and needs. Or you can simply scroll down until you find a photo collage template you like and then click on it to add it onto the canvas.
Keep in mind that you can replace all the images inside a template, so if you like one that’s not designed for your industry, you can use it anyway and personalize it to your liking.
2. Upload your own photos
Once you’ve picked your favorite template, it’s time to add your personal touch by uploading your photos.
To do that, just select the image you want to replace, click the Settings icon, and then on Replace from My Computer.
Additionally, you can choose photos from our stock gallery and use the drag and drop option to add the images you like in your photo collage.
You can replace every photo from any template and personalize it to create a unique visual while keeping the format and grid style.
3. Edit the text, add a background, filters, or other graphic elements
Now it’s time to really dig in and make good use of Bannersnack’s features.
The templates come with their own text, so feel free to change it. You can not only edit the text, but you can also change the font, the size, or its color.
In case you want to change the aesthetic of your photo collage, you can add a background, play with filters, or with the opacity and blur levels.
Last but not least, feel free to delete images from the collage and replace them with clipping masks to make it stand out even more. Choose a mask that fits your photo collage theme and then just upload an image from your computer or use one from our stock gallery.
4. Download the photo collage
After you added the finishing touches and your photo collage is ready, it’s time to download it in JPG or PNG format. You can always come back, make changes, and re-export your design.
Remember that you can always create your collage from scratch and get creative when it comes to all the features you have at your disposal.
Now that you know how to make a collage of photos let’s see a few ways to use them along with inspiring templates to start from.
10 Creative Ways to Use Photo Collages
1. Share recipes
A photo collage with tasty looking meals can be the first step towards getting more traffic to your website. Follow the steps above on how to make a photo collage, then share it on your social media profiles, and make your audience drool.
2. Show the details
Because you have so much freedom of creativity in designing your photo collage, you can use the space it offers, and show the essential information for a product or service you’re advertising. Feel free to insert close-ups, just as in the following example:
3. Feature lifestyle content
With lifestyle content, you can get the best out of a photo collage. Mix and match clothes’ colors with other surroundings to create stunning designs and get all the eyes on your blog. Now you know how to make photo collages effortlessly, so it’s going to be smooth sailing.
Below you can find a photo collage template that looks like it’s taken straight out of a fashion magazine. And it’s ready for you to use right away.
4. Promote holiday destinations
A photo collage is extremely versatile, and it can find its way in every industry. So, naturally, you can use it to promote dreamy holiday destinations in an eye-catching manner.
5. Showcase your coffee shop/restaurant/bar
A warm, cozy place deserves a visual that sends the same vibe, and you can get this result just by creating a photo collage, where you can incorporate a few different snippets that show the atmosphere of your diner, bar, or cafeteria.
6. Make an announcement
If you need an eye-catching announcement visual, but you’re in a rush and don’t have too much time on your hands, then you can learn how to create a photo collage, add the text with all the necessary details, and your problem is solved. Just click on the template below to get started.
7. Present fitness gear
Motivate your audience to come and join the gym or simply become more active on a day to day basis by adding compelling visuals that motivate people to work out more.
8. Promote job openings
To catch your target audience’s attention regarding a job opening in your company, create a photo collage by highlighting the best moments that define your business’s values. Add bold text that focuses on the open position, and you’ve got yourself a compelling visual.
9. Encourage pet adoptions
The shelters that provide a home for our furry friends don’t have enough money to invest in creating ads, so a photo collage created for free in a design tool like Bannersnack can help boost their reach. Moreover, it will help people take notice of any adoption announcements.
10. Collage your memories
Last, but certainly not least, you can create a photo collage with all the precious moments you choose to put together. This way, you’ll have a visual reminder of the most beautiful times from your life.
Whether it’s making creative personal collages or photo grids for work, with our intuitive visual production platform, your creativity has no limits because you have the chance to craft stunning visuals.
You don’t need any design experience, because once you learn how to make a picture collage with Bannersnack, every design will tell its own story, allowing others to get to know your brand a little bit better.
I hope you get to try out this nifty method of creating appealing visuals. Let us know how that works out for you.