One of the best ways to take advantage of our favorite photos is to make a collage, that is to say to place several together, editing certain details to make the frame look aesthetically good. In Canva you can create excellent collages quite easily for TikTok, Instagram and other social networks, following a series of steps that are not complicated at all.
This tool can be very useful for you, if you are one of those people who like to surprise loved ones with a detail on special dates such as birthdays or Christmas. Collages can also be used to remember moments that you consider important in your life.
If you haven’t yet had the chance to make use of this feature on the Canva platform, you don’t have to worry. In this post we will show you how to create a collage using your favorite photos, from your PC or cell phone. Keep reading and you will learn the steps you need to follow to achieve this feat.
Where to find the templates offered by Canva to make Collages?
This design platform is quite easy to use since it provides many templates for people to simply edit certain details and thus have the image they need for any occasion. Such is the case of Collages. In Canva you can get numerous templates, with different designs to make this type of montage.
To access this useful tool, all you have to do is go to one of the options provided by this website. Below, we will tell you exactly which function you should select, so that you can then follow the corresponding steps to make this type of designs.
The first thing you should do is to log in to your account, using your e-mail address and password. After this, you must select the option ‘create a design’. After that, several editing tools and applications will appear on your screen, among which is ‘Photo Collage’, which you must click on to access all the options provided by the website.
After selecting this function, a column will appear on the left side of your screen where you can click on the ‘templates’ option to choose the one you prefer. It is worth mentioning that if you want to make your Collage based on a specific theme.
When you select the Collage design you want, you can add the photographs. To accomplish this goal, you only need to click on ‘uploaded’, and then click on the ‘upload files’ button. This will allow you to access the folders you have saved on your pc or mobile device. The number of photos you can add depends on the Collage design.
How to customize with new colors the template you chose in Canva?
Another detail that you can configure on this website for this type of design is the color of the template you have chosen. To do this, all you have to do is click on the box that appears next to the search engine, since it provides the ‘background color’ option. After this, several color palettes will appear, depending on the template you have chosen.
Generally, the colors that appear as primary options are those that are similar to the design of the template. If you wish to add more, you need to click on the box with a ‘+’ sign.
How to add images to your collage made in Canva?
As mentioned above, on this platform you can upload the files that you have saved on your PC or your cell phone in the cloud, following the steps that were mentioned above. To add them correctly to your design, you will have to drag the photos to the boxes provided by the template.
There are several photo details that can be configured after they have been uploaded to this website. Among such features are saturation, brightness, contrast, among many others.
Another of the configurations that can be made when designing the Collages, is to adjust the photographs. That is to say, after uploading each of the elements, they can be edited in terms of size and placement, with the objective of making them look better aesthetically, according to the boxes that are previously designed in the template.
To do this, it is necessary to click on the picture, and then you can rotate, reduce or enlarge the size, depending on the option required at the time of design.
How to add shapes, stickers or text to your collages made in Canva?
There are many tools you can use to make your collage look its best. Among them are shapes, texts and Stickers. To add these elements, you must go to the column that appears on the left of your screen, where you will find all these options.
After that, you need to click on what you want to add. For example, to add shapes or Stickers, you must select the option ‘elements’, in which you can also make a search filter by typing in the bar located at the top.
By selecting the elements you want to add, you can also adjust the size and placement of these, so that they can fit perfectly with what you want to convey through the design you are creating. It is worth mentioning that by clicking on ‘more’, you can have access to many other elements such as backgrounds, audios and even videos.
It is important to take into consideration that each one of these elements can be eliminated, in case you do not like adding them, so you can design with total freedom while you have not saved your Collage. In this case, all you have to do is select that detail, right click (in case you are using a PC) and finally press the ‘delete’ option.