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James  Flewallen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2004
 

Building Sport Collages


I am a freelance photographer in sports photography. I have clients who are asking me if I could build collages from my prints. I would like to know where I can purchase a good Collage building software for digital sports photography?


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10/19/2004 4:29:12 AM

 
Lori Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2004
  I am also interested in collage packages. I did some Memory Mates for softball pictures this year and I created my own 8x10 set up to accomodate the individual pic, team pic, year and team name. I used backgrounds, actions and styles in Photoshop to create these. It would have been nice to have something to just drop the pictures into.


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10/19/2004 4:16:20 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2002
  If your phto program will support layers, then you could just design a background and cut out areas for pictures to be placed. As long as it is a layer seperate from the actual canvas/background, you can paste new photos into the canvas, then adjust size and position behind the created collage background. This way you will only need to paste & resize the new images to fit the collage. Once done, you can save as a copy the entire image, but as a single flattened/merged image. Keep the actual layer background with the cut outs for the new pictures as a layer...save that in the .tif or format of your phot program that supports layers and transparent background.


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10/19/2004 11:34:42 PM

 
Lori Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2004
  What Kip is describing is what I did. Since then I saw a unique way someone did their Memory Mates that I thought was unique......... they took the team picture grouped together looking through a concrete type of window set in a full size wall and then the single picture was superimposed off to the side.


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10/20/2004 3:10:02 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2002
  might check out this link...but is expensive.
http://www.dennyelectra.com/HTML/default.asp?Category=Software&Action=PCPro


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10/20/2004 10:17:58 PM

 
Wendy Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/25/2004
  Here are some more links -- depends on what you want to spend. I ordered the "Action" templates from www.desktopdarkroom.com, and I'm really impressed with them. Another place is http://www.artisticaction.com. I've ordered something from them, and I like the results -- gives you lots of options for changing colors and text.


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11/2/2004 9:09:17 AM

 
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