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Help with collage program
Me | 5/13/12 | vmi70

Posted on 05/13/2012 11:50:50 AM PDT by VMI70

Sorry to bother you, but I need a little help.

My wife (Happy Mother's Day) is a pre school teacher, and wants to have a collage made of pictures of her class of 15. Her idea is to have a horizontal oval of the entire class in the center of the page, then small, individual pictures of the students (head shots) surrounding it. I have Jasc Paint Shop Pro v9, which I am sure would do it, but I am not that well versed in using those sophiticated programs, and I am ubder a time constaint. In searching google, there appear to be ready made free progams, but they all seem to be just able to combine a bunch of rectangular pictures.

As I think about it, maybe collage isn't the right description of what she's trying to accomplsh. Anyway, if you have any ideas, I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

FReegards!


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: collage; computers

1 posted on 05/13/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: VMI70

sophiticated=sophisticated
ubder=under
constaint=constraint

Hell, there may be more...Geesh


2 posted on 05/13/2012 11:54:21 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: VMI70

I went to collage but not for very long.


3 posted on 05/13/2012 11:59:54 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: VMI70

http://www.shapecollage.com/

I never used it but it looks good.


4 posted on 05/13/2012 12:06:41 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: VMI70
If you haven't played with it already,I would suggest you become a Gimp user. Its an open-source imaging program that has at least 90% of the functionality of the full version of the Photoshop CS series.

To do your project, I would start with a white background layer, add the class picture as a new layer, use the oval selection tool to establish the horizontal vignette & maybe re-size the group layer to fit the oval, then cut the image area outside the oval, following by adding the students pictures as individual layers, resizing as necessary.

Hope this helps.

5 posted on 05/13/2012 12:09:43 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: VMI70
I suggest you download Picasa (free program), then read the instructions on how to create a collage.
6 posted on 05/13/2012 12:25:56 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: VMI70
What you need is a "sucker" to do the job.

Get the kids to do it as a homework project. Parents are always willing to take over kiddie projects to make their kids look brilliant.

7 posted on 05/13/2012 1:29:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Thank you! I’ve had that program for a long time and never knew it created collages ... very cool!


8 posted on 05/13/2012 1:50:10 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Satisfied Customer™ #18!)
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To: Sacajaweau; All

HA! Great minds.

During our MD get together at lunch, I “suckered” my son into working on it, but I like to have a second source.

Thanks to one and all.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 2:22:53 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Always glad to help :)


10 posted on 05/13/2012 4:17:19 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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