How to Make a Collage in Photoshop

By Tata Rossi 17 days ago, Photoshop Tips

Don’t understand how to make a collage in Photoshop and place your photos in the proper order to make a wow effect? Follow this simple 5-steps tutorial or download free Photoshop collage templates at the end of the post.

1. Create a New Layer

Click on Edit > Fill. Select Black > OK

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2. Split the File into the Parts

Use Ctrl + R (Command + R) to open Rulers and use the Move Tool (V) to split the file into the necessary parts.

Next, use the Alt + Ctrl + T (Option + Command + T) keyboard shortcut to reduce the black fill layer to one section in the collage. Press Ctrl + J (Command + J) three times and you will get 4 identical collage shapes. Place them in the cells indicated by lines.

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3. Reduce Photos to the Size of One Collage Cell

After you drag and drop the photos, they fill the entire field. You need to reduce them to the size of one collage cell by pressing Alt + Ctrl + T (Option + Command + T).

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4. Attach Each Photo to a Specific Cell in the Collage

To do this, click on the layer with the photo and press Ctrl + Alt + G (Command + Option + G).

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5. You’re Done. Save the Collage

photoshop collage result

FREE Collage Photoshop Templates

adobe photoshop collage templates

A quick option to create a collage is to use templates. Here are five absolutely free options for different photography genres.