Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had an awesome first weekend of April! Last summer I made a ‘gold font tutorial‘ which now has thousands and thousands of views and pins (to my surprise!). A lot of y’all have been requesting more blog/graphic design tutorials, so I thought I would finally make a product collage tutorial since it’s been so heavily requested. Product collages are so much fun to make & I absolutely love making them. Here is how I make product collages without photoshop, indesign, illustrator, or polyvore (which are all great programs, but can be a little time consuming or difficult to use, especially for beginners)…
step one: shop & find products
Okay, this may be my favorite part of creating product collages – shopping… hehe. Browse the depths of the internet and find products you want to include in your collage. Look around at different online retailers and have fun. When I find the products I want to use, I screen shot (‘shift, command, 3’ on mac) or right click/save the images. After I have the products on my desktop, I pull them into a folder & crop them!
(shop on online retailers for products)
(save or screenshot the product)
(organize into a folder)
step 2: head to picmonkey.com
After having the images ready & organized, I head to picmonkey.com. Even though I have & love Adobe applications like indesign & photoshop, I still find myself reaching for the free website, picmoney, more frequently to create collages. I find picmonkey to be much quicker & easier, but that’s just my opinion. I would highly recommend checking out the site! Once I get on picmonkey, I click on the design tab. I like to use custom canvas and type in my own dimensions.
(head to picmonkey & click on ‘design’)
(look at our gorgeous blank canvas!)
step 3: insert your product
Click on the butterfly icon on the left bar to get to ‘overlays’. Then select ‘Your Own’ right at the very top of the bar. Insert your products onto your canvas.
(butterfly icon –> ‘your own’)
(select your gems!)
step 4: organize your collage
Next, I organize all the products in the collage. I personally like to leave a little space at the top to make a header, but that’s totally optional. You can rotate, flip, and re-size your products to make them perfectly fit in place.
(our collage is coming together…)
step 5: add text & arrows
After getting my products in place, I add text and/or arrows. In my last tutorial, I mentioned the site DaFont. There are millions of free fonts to use on the site, and I would highly recommend checking it out if you love fonts just as much as I do! I used a font called ‘shorelines script‘ from DaFont for this tutorial! Size your font and even change the color if you want to!
After adding some text, feel free to add arrows or any other graphics. I used an arrow I had saved on my desktop, but picmonkey has tons of free arrows to use!
(I made this little dotted line using hyphen symbols)
step 6: crop & finish!
(I’m lovin’ it!)
(Let’s save this sucker! I personally use ‘Sean’)
YAY! We are done! Your perfect product/outfit collage masterpiece is complete!
I hope you could find this tutorial helpful! Let me know if you try it out! Have fun 🙂
P.S. check out some of my previous product/outfit collages: