How to Crop Images for Making Collage

>>  Wednesday, September 30, 2015

We are on the final day of BM56 Mega Edition featuring Buffet on Table. We choose to do a specific theme for each week, starting with Combo dishes, Indian States, Condiments, Breakfast across countries and finally ending it with Blogger's choice.

I chose to do three posts on Blogging 101. These tips and tricks are not new. Its been my attempt at capturing my own method of working on my blogs and sharing with rest, who may not yet know these. I would like to thank my friends who prompted me towards this series. It really makes me focus on things that interests me as much as cooking. 

After talking about Image Resizing, Improve colour and Light, its all about cropping an Image, before making a collage.

For today's post, I will focus only on cropping and the post ended up being very short. However I have included how I crop, removing all noises from the pictures, adding colours, improving light. I do all these before I create a collage.

So having in mind that I either do 4 picture per collage or 6 depending on how many Step by Step pictures I have.

I use Photoscape for my collage and it takes pictures in squares. So while clicking the step by step pictures I keep in mind that all horizontal pictures get cropped and they appear very clumsy.

When dealing with pans and cookers, its not a problem. However when you click pictures of cake tins in loaf pans, it becomes important to remember the collage and click the pictures with that in mind.

Cropping for the Step by Step Collage, needs to focus on the main action that you are showing and need to remove all the unwanted things around the object. So I normally crop it very close to the seems.

I will be talking about how I create a collage in the next post.

Its been a wonderful journey to have cooked and enjoyed during this Mega BM. I would like to thank my group for their ever enthusiastic support and zeal.

Round up of Buffet on Table will be out soon!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56


Usha Rao September 30, 2015 at 7:19 AM  

I have heard of photoscape but never used it. Will check it out next time I need to collage my images. I use to use Gimp but know I am cropping my images in Picasa itself.

Nivedhanams Sowmya September 30, 2015 at 12:25 PM  

helpful post... step wise is making learning easier..

vaishali sabnani September 30, 2015 at 4:29 PM  

Wonderful post, very useful, even I need to check on photoscape, I normally use picasa for collage.
Valli thank you for organizing these special marathons, they give us a chance to learn so much, which is impossible to do otherwise.

Sandhiya October 1, 2015 at 7:07 PM  

Great post, very useful.i use picasa for collage,never used photoscape. Thanks for giving this wonderful opportunity, otherwise i never pushed myself to do this much & also learned so many things in very short span of time.

Archana Potdar October 1, 2015 at 7:23 PM  

I do have photosacpe but never used it for collages. But its great much better for light effects Valli.

Archana Potdar October 1, 2015 at 7:24 PM  

Thanks Valli for this bloggers choice after th einitial hesitation I think this section brought out the hidden talents of most of the participants.

sneha datar October 2, 2015 at 6:10 PM  

Another interesting post, I too enjoyed this journey with you and the blogging marathoners.

Sapana Behl October 2, 2015 at 7:34 PM  

Very useful post Valli.I have never used photoscape.Will go through it now.

Pavani N October 3, 2015 at 6:50 AM  

I never used Photoscape and it sounds like a cool software for creating collages. I use Picasa to make collages. Very useful posts Valli. Loved your Blogging 101 posts Valli.

Priya Suresh October 5, 2015 at 1:47 AM  

Its been a while i used photoscape, again an interesting and useful post for me.. Loved seriously your Blogging 101 series..

Srividhya October 5, 2015 at 7:57 PM  

Great share valli. Bookmarked all you images related tips. Thanks a lot

Harini-Jaya R October 9, 2015 at 9:56 PM  

Good one, Valli.

Suma Gandlur October 24, 2015 at 2:18 AM  

Useful post, Valli.

The Pumpkin Farm November 17, 2015 at 6:17 PM  

some times we take few things for we regularly do this as our day jobs but your post is so useful for non IT food bloggers...this is very written post

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