The other day I visited my very neglected personal Facebook timeline. Like usual, I didn’t have much to say but I did have something I wanted to post: a new Facebook cover. I’d made it using Fotojet, a free online collage maker.
And then while I was on Facebook, I decided my Stories of an Unschooling Family blog page needed a new cover too. So I headed back to Fotojet and made one. And then I made another and another and another. I got a bit carried away with all the possibilities. There are lots of templates to choose from (over 320) and I couldn’t make up my mind which one I liked best.
In the end, I posted this one::
But then I changed my mind and uploaded this one instead:
Last Monday, I wrote my podcast blog post, Books, Weddings and Lots of Passion! When it came time to choose an image to go with my words, I suddenly thought of Fotojet. Could I use one of Fotojet’s templates to make something a little out of the ordinary? I found a few photos of my son Callum and his fiancee Casey (they’re getting married in 4 weeks’ time!) and headed back to Fotojet. A few minutes later, I’d created this collage:
Wouldn’t that make a lovely card if I printed it out? I guess most people do print their Fotojet creations so they can put them into photo albums and scrapbooks, or make them into greetings cards. There are templates for all kinds of occasions: weddings, birth of babies, graduations, thank you cards, birthdays, Father’s Days…
Although I like the idea of printing collages, I’m more likely to create virtual images that need no ink like this Facebook post:
Or I could make more collages to go with blog posts such as this 3D collage:
I think that’s very eye-catching!
After I made this balancing cube picture, I discovered I could make a collage without using the ready made templates. I could design my own collage from scratch. So I did. I chose the number and arrangement of my photos. I changed the background colour or pattern of the collages. I added text (lots of different fonts!) and clip art too. I made loads of collages, but I’ll just show you a couple of them!
Using Fotojet is very easy. All I had to do was upload my photos and then place them in the templates. Photos can be edited while in the collage. There are a number of filters that can be applied to get different looks. I applied the ‘impression’ filter to the photos in this creation:
Fotojet is free. You don’t even need to sign up for an account to use the software. So take a look!
And now this post is finished, I guess I should get back to my weekend chores. I was going to do them earlier, but I got a bit carried away with Fotojet!
PS Sophia from PearlMountain Technology asked me if I’d like to try out Fotojet and then give my opinion. I decided I would because, if I’d stumbled upon Fotojet while browsing for strewing resources, I would probably have told you about it anyway, (especially as it’s free!).