MAKING AN IMAGE COLLAGE ON MICROSOFT POWERPOINT AND APPLE MAC I PHOTO
There are many times when you have a photograph or image but want to do more with it. You can want to make a collage of many such images you have. You could want to enhance these photographs or images etc. Though software as Photoshop and Coral are available to do that but you can do lot of the same work on Apple Mac I Photo and Microsoft PowerPoint. Here I will tell you how you can do it.
Go to I Photo and click on ‘Photos’ below Events in I photo.
Than click ‘File’ on your screen which is after Apple logo and I Photo. Click on “Import to Library”. Next, select Image. Next, Click ‘Import’.
Next, choose Image and than click ‘Edit’. Select ‘Crop’ to remove unwanted parts. You can also enhance, retouch, straighten etc. Once image is ready, again click ‘File’ on screen.
Choose file type from original, current, JPEG, TIFF, PNG.
Choose size of export image from small, medium, large, full size or custom.
In ‘Custom’ sizing, you choose the width, height or dimensions of pixels.
Choose file name.
This way, alter all images in accordance with your desired size, cropping and retouching.
In the next part of our mission to make a Collage of the photographs or images we have sized on I Photo, choose a blank PowerPoint slide.
Click on ‘Picture’ next to ‘Text’ option.
Select picture from file.
Select image and click on ‘Insert’.
In this way select, all images you want to insert in the Collage PowerPoint Slide. You can also adjust the image size further in PowerPoint itself. If you want to further Crop the image, select ‘Crop’.
Next, choose ‘Corrections’ option on PowerPoint slide. For ‘Corrections’ option to appear, click on the image. Click on ‘Format Picture’ next to ‘Home’ in top bar. Choose ‘Corrections’. In drop down menu of ‘Corrections’, choose ‘Picture Correction options’. ‘Corrections’ option is a sun symbol.
In ‘Picture Correction Options’ of “Corrections”, there are many options to choose from. I am discussing them below but not in the order they appear in the table of ‘Picture Correction Options’.
*’Size’ = If you want to further alter the size of the chosen image, you can change the size of image by selecting ‘Size’ and putting your desired dimensions in the provided table.
*’Position’= you can either drag the image around by pressing on the cursor and displacing it to the desired place on the PowerPoint slide. You can also do it by selecting ‘Position’ in ‘Picture correction Options’ and putting the image position parameters in the given positions.
*’ALT Text’= you can add title and a description of the image in the form space provided after you choose ‘ALT Text’ in ‘Picture Correction Options’. “You can type alt text for tables, diagrams, images, and other objects. Screen readers can then read the alt text to people who may have difficulty seeing the objects. The screen reader first reads the title. The person can then decide whether to hear a longer description”. Click OK.
*Artistic Filters= You can add a artistic touch to the image by choosing the options from Marker, Pencil Grayscale, Pencil sketch, line drawing, chalk sketch, paint strokes, paint brush, Glow diffused, Blur, Light screen, Watercolor sponge, Film grain, Mosaic bubbles, Glass, Cement, Texturiser, Crisscross Etching, Pastels smooth, Plastic wrap, Cutout, Photocopy, Glow edges. You choose the transparency and smoothness as well. Continue to select each and see the image change on the PowerPoint slide. Once you like it, press OK.
*Reflections= You can choose a reflection of the image on the PowerPoint slide. You can determine its transparency, size, and distance. If you like it, press OK.
*Glow and Soft edges= You can also choose the glow of the margins. Determine its color, size, and transparency. Soft edges give the size of corners. Choose if you like it. Press OK.
*Shadow= If you want a shadow of the image on the slide, click on the box besides ‘Shadow’. Choose the shadow from Inner, Outer, and Perspective.
Choose the color, size, Blur, distance and transparency of the shadow.
*Line= you can draw a line on the image or from it to the slide. Choose the solid, color and transparency. Choose the gradient of line. In weights and Arrows, choose the style, Dashed, Cap type, Join type and weight of line.
Adjacent to ‘Corrections’ is ‘Recolor’ options. Click on its arrow options. You can choose color saturation from options, color tones from options, Recolor from drop down options in the form of image recolors. Than there is ‘More colors’ option by which you can customize the color of the image.
Adjacent to ‘Recolor’ is ‘Filters’.
Next to ‘Filters’ is ‘Remove background’. “Surround the foreground image by using the selection rectangle. Background areas are shaded. Draw (dotted) lines within the areas that you want to include or exclude from the foreground image”. Again, click on the ‘Remove background’ icon to make the changes.
From ‘Picture styles’, click on the image options and the image on your slide will change accordingly. Choose the one you like.
Further to the right is ‘Border’ option from which you can choose the border color of your image.
Below ‘Border’ is ‘Effects’ option and you can choose from shadow, reflection, glow, bevel, 3-D rotation. In each option, a drop down menu of altered picture options will be there and you can check to see the changes in your image. If you like it, press OK.
By the above methods, you can almost have the exact image you desire to use in the Collage.
Select and insert all images you want to use to make the Collage on the PowerPoint slide.
Adjust the borders and size by choosing each image and than dragging the rectangle surrounding it. Drag the whole image to reposition it. In this way, you can easily manipulate all images in the Collage to their desired size, quality and position.
Once you are satisfied with the outcome, you can click on ‘File’ and save the Collage in the format of JPEG or PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PDF, and PowerPoint image.
The beauty of this is that you can further alter the Collage to your liking by using the above cycle that you used to give quality to individual images.
The Collage on PowerPoint and I Photo on Mac Computer is ready. You can directly also use the PowerPoint to make Collage on windows computer as well.
Have a nice day!
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KEYWORDS: I Photo, PowerPoint, Collage, Photographs, Images, JPEG,