Welcome back to my next Picasa collage tutorial!
It’s been a while since I last posted a simple tips using Picasa. Oh well, maybe over a week but it seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it? *laugh*
Thank you all for your kind words on my last live on-screen video tut (You don’t have to be too nice to me you know. Hahaha………..) but I reckon it is best I revert to my regular tut with step-by-step instructions accompanied by images. Maybe when I practice and get better at recording live on-screen videos, I’ll post them in time to come, alrighty? 😉
So, remember in my previous post on the “faux” polaroid prints using Instagram photos that I created for my Project Life Week 7 insert? Well, I used Photoshop to create them but it takes a little more effort & time to make them. And not eveyone uses Photoshop, right? Instead, I’m going to show you the easy way of printing “faux” polaroids in just a few steps in less than 5 mins using the free Picasa software! How cool is that? 😀 I just love instant “magic”. Less effort, less time spent and it’s FREE!! *laugh* (well, except the trimming part)
Are you ready?
Step 1 – Open up your Picasa. Then, select your Instagram folder as shown in the image below or the folder that you created for your Instagram photos.
Step 2 – Highlight 6 Instagram photos that you want to print. Your selected images should be highlighted in blue outline like shown in the image.
Then click on “Collage” button at the bottom menu bar as circled in red below.
Step 3 – Once you click “collage” and it will bring you to another window that will show all your images you want to create a collage.
On the left bar, click on the drop down arrow on “Setting” and select “Contact Sheet: Thumbnail with an information header”.
Step 4 – On the left side bar again, click on drop down arrow under “Page Format” and select “A4: Full Page” option.
Step 5– Next, under “Picture Borders” select the 3rd option as shown in image below (the borders with polaroid design)
Step 6 – Last step would be click “Create Collage” and you’re all done.
The collage will be saved in a folder named “Picasa” > “Collage” (sub folder).
Easy peasy right?
You need to remember that the more photos you select to fit onto a A4 size photo paper, your polaroid prints will get smaller and smaller.
So, if you only select 4 Instagram images to be printed on a A4 paper, each polaroid print size will measure bigger than the size of each polaroid print if you select 6 or more images on a single sheet of A4 photo paper. You get what I mean right? 🙂
Here’s a comparison of both images between 4 images in a A4 paper and 6 images in another A4 paper. This is for illustration purposes only to give you an idea but if you print and cut them out, you can see the difference in size.
You will also be able to create faux polaroid prints with your photos in regular size (non Instagram images).
In the below image, I’ve selected 6 photos of Ethan in 4×6 format size.
Repeat Step 1 to Step 6.
And here’s what you will get.
Your images will fit nicely into the polaroid “skin”.
Here’s another tip if you just want to create regular borders around your Instagram images.
Go through Step 1 to Step 4.
Next step would be to select the 2nd option with plain white border around your Instagram or any other regular photos under “Pictures Borders”.
And here’s what you will see once your collage has been created.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my short tutorial using Picasa to create faux polaroid prints and some other tips.
If you like to read my previous tutorials on printing of Instagram photos and creating Instagram photo collage, please visit my posts HERE.
It’s Friday today and I’m going on a hot date with my handsome boy tonight! This will be our 4th Friday night out together and we’re so looking forward to it!
Have a great weekend and I’ll be back soon to update my Project Life Week 8 work in progress! 😀