Fancy Collages is a preset from the Collage Creator bundle. Choose from almost 100 predefined template layouts for 5 to 50 images. Adjust the margin or add 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.
When you apply the Fancy Collages, the following Photoshop dialog may open. Make sure to activate “Don’t show again” and press “Yes”. Otherwise, the dialog will popup every time you apple the preset.
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.|
Category and amount of pictures
Choose between 7 categories (grid, circle, stripes, triangle, honeycomb, shapes and all) and define a range for the number of pictures.
Click on the thumbnails to select a template type. Use the gallery arrows above the Templates accordion to rotate the selected template type by 45°.
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 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.