Layered Photo Collages Made Easy

by Deena Wuest


photo collage step

3. Open another copy of the original photo and position it above the collage image in the layers palette. It will still need to be square, but it doesn't need to be as tightly cropped. Enlarge it to fill the canvas and apply a blending mode (these functions are found in the drop-down menu at the top of the Layers palette). Blending modes provide various effects, and they act as transparencies with adjustable opacities. Experiment with different modes until you achieve an effect you like. Don't be afraid to layer multiple copies of the photo on top of one another and apply a different blending mode to each layer. Here I used three different layers of the same photo with different blending modes set at varying opacities:

Layer 1: Hard Light 60%

Layer 2: Screen 31%

Layer 3: Linear Light 31%


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layered photo collage
this is so cute...i might just try this out....thanks a lot
help with step 3
I was so excited to try this on my Photoshop Elements 8 and am stuck on Step 3. PLEASE HELP me if you can. I am new to Photoshop all together and have no idea how to 'possition the copy of my original above the collage image in the layers palete.' Photoshop sure has a way of making us new-bee's feel not-smart.
Great idea, Thanks
Used PSE 7 worked out very well.
Help with Photshop 7
I had the same problem. The way I got around the layers not working is, I used another program such as publisher and copy and grouped them together there and save that file as a jpeg and then open that file in photoshop and went from there with the rest of the steps. Hope this helps
Please help me
I have adobe photoshop 7 and I can't get the layer to go side by side. I need help with the first step. I think this is a great layout and would really love to learn how to do it.
Please Help Me...
I just LOVE this effect and really want to do this with a picture of my niece from her graduation and am trying to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0, but am obviously doing something wrong - having no luck. Can this technique be done using PSE 6.0?
Thought this would be great to do with a picture of my granddaughter. Have tried and tried but can't get layers to position beside the original. Does it not work with Elements 5?
Love it!
Very self explanitory. thanks for the tip! I love doing different things with pictures. thanks
looks fun
hope I can do this....I'm not very computer litterate.
This is Great
Can this be done using Photoshop Elements 3.0?
Thank you!
Thank you for this article! Hope to try it soon. And this layout is so moving. Really.
I listed this layout as my inspiration for the month ... wanted you to know! Also, I think the quiktile or pattern feature would work for this also ... be even faster!


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