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Photos have always been an important part of design, whether it's about websites, visuals for social networks, posters, covers for books or magazines. Photo montage helps to create a unique design and reinforce the message you want to convey to the consumers or target group.
Montage of photos in design
Editing photos can be a complicated process, especially if you have no experience with it. In this blog, we'll cover some basic steps and techniques to help you use your photos creatively in your designs.
Basically, photo montage in design involves combining several photos into one whole in order to create an original and effective image for the needs of a design project.
The photo montage process itself consists of several basic steps.
Choose the right photos
The first step in photo montage is choosing the right photos for your design. It is important that the photos stylistically and aesthetically match your brand and the message you want to convey. If you want to create a professional and serious look, choose photos that are clear and clean, without unnecessary details. If you want to create a more relaxed and friendly look, you can choose photos that are less formal and show people in everyday situations.
However, when choosing photos that you want to combine with other photos to create a new coherent image, it is important to take care of the composition, the angle of photography and the dimensions so that your new photo looks as natural as possible.
Use photo editing tools
Once you have selected the appropriate photos, the next step is to edit and process the photos. There are many free and paid photo editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Gimp i canva. This step allows you to adjust the colors, contrast and lighting of the photo to fit your design.
Using the mentioned tools, there are several basic techniques for combining two or more photos.
In design, one of the most important parameters is layers. So this technique involves combining and matching two or more photos to create a unique visual effect such as the effect of an old photo or a photo on a certain texture. This technique involves the use of transparency or transparency of one image over another in order to obtain a unique, original image.
Collage technique is something that is learned in elementary school and involves combining several photos into a single image, using different shapes, sizes and positions. This technique can be used to create an image using multiple them arranged according to a certain theme.
This technique is used to remove the background or unwanted elements from a photo and replace them with other elements. This technique can be used to create unique and personalized compositions to highlight certain elements in images such as products in a desired setting.
This technique involves combining two or more photographs so that one passes into the other, creating a unique and fluid image. This technique can be used to show changes in time or to show different aspects of a subject area.
Photo montage is very useful in design but also in other fields like, for example, in architecture. It has a great impact on the audience's perception, giving them new perspectives and views of your brand. Therefore, photo montage in the design should be carefully considered and planned, in order to achieve the desired and as natural result as possible.
In short, photo montage is an important element of design and allows the creation of unique and impressive compositions.
Made by Sava Spasic - Senior Graphic Designer @Digitizer