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Mod photo collage

Mod photo collageTurn some of your favorite photographs into a piece of art.

For this DIY gift you will need:

  • 15 favorite images
  • 8.5 by 11-inch sheet of photo paper
  • Photo editing software such as Photoshop or online editor Pixlr
  • Craft knife
  • Picture frame that fits an 8 by 10-inch photo
  • Photoshop file


Step 1: Open up file collage-grid.psd
in Photoshop or Pixlr.

Step 2: Open up the images you want to place in collage. Drag and drop each image into the collage, making sure your images are below the collage layer.

DIY craft tutorial: mod photo collage step 2

Step 3: Working on one photo at a time, scale down the image to fit within the little frames of the collage. In Photoshop, this is done by selecting Edit > Transform > Scale from the menu, or Cmd + T. Once scaled, use the Marquee tool (located in the toolbar, or hit “M” on the keyboard) to select and delete any extraneous image areas.

DIY craft tutorial: mod photo collage step 3


Finished DIY craft: mod photo collage

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