Classic Collages is a preset from the Collage Creator bundle. Choose from nearly 400 predefined template layouts for 3 to 10 images. Adjust the margin and gap, add round edges or a stroke to either a selection or the whole document. You can use frames, groups with masks or shapes as clipping masks for your collages.
The Collage Creator bundle offers you three different ways to create your layout.
1. Frames (only Photoshop CC 2019 and above)
Frames were introduced to Photoshop CC in version 2019. Similar to InDesign, they can be filled with images. Easily replace an image by dropping another one into the frame — it automatically scales to fit. In this article from Adobe, you can learn more about the frame tool in Photoshop.
A group with mask and predefined background color. Easily add one or multiple layers into the group, scale, and position them.
Shapes with predefined color. Easily add one or multiple layers above a shape and turn them into clipping masks via Layer > Create Clipping Mask.
|Document||The layout will be applied to the whole document. No matter if there is a selection.|
|Selection||The layout will be applied to a selection. If there is no selection, an error message will show.|
|Automatic Detection||The layout will be applied to a selection. If there is no selection, it will be applied to the whole document.|
Amount of pictures
The number of images you want to use in your collage. Select between three and ten images.
Click on the thumbnails to select a template type. Use the gallery arrows above the Layout Templates accordion to switch between different variations of the selected template type (mirroring and/or rotation).
Margin & Gap
Color (only groups and shapes)
You can define the name for the layer. Click on the layer icon and set a color for the layer.
You can automatically add parameters to the group name. This allows you to reconstruct the type of template you’ve used easily.
You can open or close the collage group, once it has been created.
Group Name & Color
You can define the name for the group. Click on the folder icon and set a color for the group.
All settings can be saved as Custom Presets and accessed easily at any time. Read more about Custom Presets in this article.
You can create, replace and hide this preset. Read more about the Create Button in this article.