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PSE using create to make photo collages?

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Want to make my own 'design' collage pages to created photo book.  Have been using a very old version PSE 7 which allowed me to choose a basic page layout with say 2, 3, 4 or more boxes to load selected photos into - then move boxes around, stretch, squeeze, tilt, even overlap two photos and decide which to bring to front etc

easy to use and make super printed pages.  Did all this on very elderly and modest laptop running windows.

Upgraded to new top line retina Mac and bought PSE 2019...........extremely disappointed in 2019 -will not let me do many of the 'movement' things I used to do - wants to select FOR ME which layout I use ......very unhappy, I want control back.  I am a beginner to the more advanced PSE features but already back to my old PSE 7.

Philip Warwick

Have look at my three video demos:

Using the built-in collage templates

https://youtu.be/Yx0wgWSPTfE

Manipulating and re-sizing the templates

https://youtu.be/SVMxuo-ixeo

Make your own custom collage

https://youtu.be/MM1Ey3T3o0Y

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PSE using create to make photo collages?

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Want to make my own 'design' collage pages to created photo book.  Have been using a very old version PSE 7 which allowed me to choose a basic page layout with say 2, 3, 4 or more boxes to load selected photos into - then move boxes around, stretch, squeeze, tilt, even overlap two photos and decide which to bring to front etc

easy to use and make super printed pages.  Did all this on very elderly and modest laptop running windows.

Upgraded to new top line retina Mac and bought PSE 2019...........extremely disappointed in 2019 -will not let me do many of the 'movement' things I used to do - wants to select FOR ME which layout I use ......very unhappy, I want control back.  I am a beginner to the more advanced PSE features but already back to my old PSE 7.

Philip Warwick

Have look at my three video demos:

Using the built-in collage templates

https://youtu.be/Yx0wgWSPTfE

Manipulating and re-sizing the templates

https://youtu.be/SVMxuo-ixeo

Make your own custom collage

https://youtu.be/MM1Ey3T3o0Y

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philbab15  wrote

Want to make my own 'design' collage pages to created photo book.

Upgraded to new top line retina Mac and bought PSE 2019...........extremely disappointed in 2019 -will not let me do many of the 'movement' things I used to do -

You should be able to do this in any version of the program

Try this:

  1. Make sure that in the Editor, you are on the Expert tab
  2. Go to File>new>blank file. Enter the dimensions of your paper stock, resolution 240-300px/in, background: White. This will be your canvas - - Background layer
  3. Go to File>place, point to picture #1, and invoke the "place" command. Picture #1 will come in on its own layer..
  4. You can resize with the corner handles of the bounding box, and drag into position
  5. Repeat for pictures 2, 3, 4, etc.
  6. To fine tune, activate the move tool in order to do your "movement things."

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Hi Hatstead

in reply to your helpful "try this' - great it worked fine......as a relative newcomer to elements and especially the more advanced program parts this was very helpful - THANKS. I will be trying this over the next few weeks with new photos for a special birthday album!

Philip

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philbab15  wrote

Hi Hatstead

in reply to your helpful "try this' - great it worked fine......as a relative newcomer to elements and especially the more advanced program parts this was very helpful - THANKS. I will be trying this over the next few weeks with new photos for a special birthday album!

Philip

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You're very welcome. Glad to help.

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Have look at my three video demos:

Using the built-in collage templates

https://youtu.be/Yx0wgWSPTfE

Manipulating and re-sizing the templates

https://youtu.be/SVMxuo-ixeo

Make your own custom collage

https://youtu.be/MM1Ey3T3o0Y

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Hi have looked at video "make own custom collage" which gives answer just as 'hastead' (see above) but gives a little more showing how to move images around/resize etc even after you have first placed them

Thanks

Philip

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Thank you Philip for marking my answer correct. Please let me know if  I can help in any other way.

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