Collage Templates


Are you sad about the disappearance of Picnik??  Don’t be!!  There are so many way super great creative things you can do in Photoshop Elements.  In this post I’m going to teach you how to create darling collages.  Easy Peasy!!


5 Simple Steps:

Step #1: Open Collage and Images…

Step#2: Select the Collage layer you will fill first…



Step #3: Use the Move tool to drag and drop your image into the collage…


Step #4:  ”Group” Image onto Collage Shape (Opt+Command+G).  Then resize image with the “move” tool to fit shape.



“Group” just means that your image will take on the shape of the layer below it in your layers Palette.  Here’s a closer look…

Step #5: Repeat with the second collage shape and image.  Select collage shape, move image, group, resize, done.


Easy Peasy!!

So where in the world do you get the collages?  I have you covered.  Here are templates I created for your Photoshopping pleasure.  The collages are $10 a set OR ALL 4 sets for $32.  House of Smiths readers get a killer coupon for 25% off any purchase.  Coupon code is “hos”.
All colleges come with a video tutorial with some more super rad Photoshop tricks. (including how to add that darling blue pattern to your collage, like I did in the first collage.)


Here are the 4 collections to choose from…

CLICK HERE to purchase the Basic Collection - $10


 

CLICK HERE to purchase the Grid Collection - $10

 

 

 

CLICK HERE to purchase the One Big Photo Collection - $10

 

CLICK HERE to purchase the Circle Collection - $10

 

CLICK HERE to purchase all 4 Collections - $32
(Don’t forget your 25% off coupon – “hos”)

Here is one more collage I just HAD to share.  
Enjoy and happy editing!!


Emilie teaches ONLINE photography and Photoshop classes. They are all ONE ON ONE and completely trailered to your skill level.  Now is the perfect time to take that step from Picnik to Photoshop!!  You be blown away by how simple it is and how much better Photoshop is vs. free online editing programs.

CLICK HERE to contact Emilie
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Sharp & Soft Action Sets


I have received dozen of emails and inquires about how I make my images so sharp.  It does have a bit to do with selecting the correct manual setting in your camera.  However, I also sharpen all my images in Photoshop.  I wanted to pass along my tricks.  I created a set of actions, the action set includes 3 actions: 
-Way Sharp
-Perfect Sharp
-A Touch Sharp

I couldn’t stop there!!  I decided to also create a Soften Action.  This Action Set also includes 3 separate actions: 
-Way Soft
-Perfect Soft
-A Touch Soft


   
The action set includes a video tutorial on tricks to using the actions.

Actions are compatible with CS AND Elements 9 & 10.
Also comes with a step by step video for all other versions of Elements.

Eye Action Tutorial


I’ve created a little video tutorial on
tricks and tips to run and adjust my Eye Action.

You can purchase the 
Photo By Emilie Eye Actions for just $15

 Purchase For $15

Compatible w/ Photoshop CS. They also come with tutorial on how to apply actions step by step in Elements.
(actions do NOT “run” in elements
however, they can be applied step by step.)

PhotoShop Tip – PBE Action Set

I’ve created a little video tutorial on all my 
tricks and tips to run and adjust my action set.

My action set includes 4 actions: Color, B and W, Vintage Azure and Soft Color.  It’s like having me sit at your computer edit your photos for you :)
You can purchase these 4 actions in my
PBE action set for just $30.

$30.00
Compatible w/ Photoshop CS. They also come with tutorial on how to apply actions step by step in Elements 7.
(actions do NOT “run” in elements
however, they can be applied step by step.) 

Be sure to check out my 1 on 1 Photoshop lesson.

PBE Action Set

Photo By Emilie Action Set

Here it is folks – my action set!! It includes 4 actions – Color, B&W, Vintage Azure and Soft & Cozy. These actions come w/ your Photo By Emilie Workshop Registration.

They can be purchased separately for $30.00.

OOC (out of camera) image

Photo By Emilie Color

Photo By Emilie Black and White

Photo By Emilie Vintage Azure

Photo By Emilie Soft and Sweet
Add to Cart

$30

Compatible w/ Photoshop CS. They also come with tutorial on how to apply actions step by step in Elements 7.
(actions do NOT “run” in elements
however, they can be applied step by step) 

Here is a video tutorial of the Photo By Emilie Action Set

Photo By Emilie Eye Action
{This might just be my favorite one}
This action does 3 things – sharpen, saturate color and increase contract.

purchase this action for $15.00

 
 



Compatible w/ Photoshop CS. They also come with tutorial on how to apply actions step by step in Elements 7.
(actions do NOT “run” in elements
however, they can be applied step by step)
Add to Cart
$15

There is a little trick to this one. Please read instructions
prior to emailing me questions. Thanks so much!!

Photo By Emilie Texture Set

Textures are the newest rage in photography. They are one of the easiest ways to go from a good photo to a dynamic & unique image. Textures are compatible with Elements & CS Photoshop.

PLUS +
{Image + “PBE Chocolate” texture}

PLUS +
{Image & “PBE Chocolate” + PBE “fall In Love”}

EQUALS =
{This image that is packed with depth & dynamic textures}


Here is another example

PLUS +
{Image + “PBE fancy” texture}

EQUALS =
{This image that is packed with depth & dynamic textures}

Add to Cart
$30

PBE Textures

Textures are the newest rage in photography. They are one of the easiest ways to go from a good photo to a dynamic & unique image. Textures are compatible with Elements & CS Photoshop.

PLUS +
{Image + “PBE Chocolate” texture}

PLUS +
{Image & “PBE Chocolate” + PBE “fall In Love”}

EQUALS =
{This image that is packed with depth & dynamic textures}


Here is another example

PLUS +
{Image + “PBE fancy” texture}

EQUALS ={This image that is packed with depth & dynamic textures}

Add to Cart
$30