I make use of collections right here on my blog when I wish to share a lot of photos, yet I don't want to slow down my site loading speed.
Using full sized pictures in a blog post implies lots as well as great deals and also lots of scrolling for your readers. Creating attractive collages is a very easy method to make your article look better, and also it helps the backside of your website by making it much faster to load.
How To Make Collage On Facebook
In today's blog post I'm sharing with you exactly how I develop collages for my blog site and also Facebook page making use of Blogstomp.
Blogstomp is one of my absolute favorite blog writing tools. Right here's what Blogstomp does in a nutchell:
1. Picture resizing and optimization: BlogStomp re-sizes as well as optimises high-res photos for web usage in secs.
2. Batch handling: Develop unique versatile, multi-image designs
3. Creates Multi Picture Layouts: Create special flexible, multi-image designs (collages).
4. Watermarking: Easily apply your watermark to all your pictures in one go.
5. Image styling: Express your brand's individuality and also design your photo frameworks.
6. Message pictures straight to Facebook.
7. Share images on Twitter.
8. Blog from within the app.
8. Conserve pre-set style templates.
The only downside to Blogstomp is that it isn't cost-free. For me, this was one of the very first blogging tools I ever before got and also it has actually saved me so much time that what I spent on it has actually been 100% worthwhile. For a solitary user it's $49 (which you could set up & utilize on approximately 2 computer systems) and after that it's $89 for their Studio Pack which can be mounted and also utilized on as much as 5 computer systems. I went in with 4 various other pals for the studio pack, paying just $18. Absolutely the most effective amount of money I have ever before purchased my blog site as well as photography business! But, for anybody wishing to try it out before purchasing, they do have a free test version. The test variation puts the Blogstomp logo/watermark onto your pictures yet it at the very least it provides you a suggestion of exactly how the program works.
I mostly make use of Blogstomp for the following:.
- To Quickly and also easily resize my photographs (I normally shoot in RAW and so handle huge photo dimensions. Blogstomp resizes my pictures, separately or in batches, within seconds). Bear in mind you could only import JPG files.
- To create collages (much more on that in a moment).
- To include my watermark to my pictures & collections.
How You Can PRODUCE COLLAGES IN BLOGSTOMP
Here is a collection I created in Blogstomp. I utilized my own photographs (with text superimposes done making use of the StudioApp) and then developed the collection using the steps outlined listed below.
1. IMPORT IMAGES
Open the program & Import your pictures utilizing the 'Import' button in the bottom lefthand corner.
Select the images you wish to utilize in your collection they will be grey when chosen (you can likewise select a group of pictures and after that click 'Remove' to eliminate them from Blogstomp). When you have actually picked the photos, they will certainly show up in the 'Sneak peek' box.
2. CHOOSE YOUR COLLECTION DESIGN
As soon as your photos are picked, Blogstomp places them in a basic collage design. You change the style of collection by selecting one from the right hand side. To riffle of the photos, click on the 'Mix It Up' switch. You typically aren't able to in fact removal each image itself like you could in Photoshop. You could just choose one of the styles from the right hand side (these styles or formats differ slightly relying on the variety of photos you use, and the alignment of the image ie. landscape/portrait) however I have not located this restricting at all.
3. TRANSFORMING THE DESIGN & SIZE OF YOUR COLLECTION
Once you are happy with the layout of your collage, now you can play with borders, histories as well as including your watermark. These autumn under 'Designs'. To change the style, either click the 'Styles' drop down menu and also pick 'Edit or produce your style' or click the Setups button at the top of the program and afterwards select Styles. I have saved a number of designs (much like presets in Lightroom or Actions in Photoshop) which I have made.
You can easily make brand-new style presets or modify existing ones. In the 'Styles' tab you can transform every point from border colour & size, to adding a background. This is additionally where you determine just what size you intend to conserve your picture in. Once you produce a design that you like, you could wait as a preset (like the ones I have listed here eg WhiteBorder800 which is just what I use for my basic blog photos ... this puts a white border around my photo, adds my watermark and resizes my image to 800px large). Right here you can additionally submit your logo design to the style as well as choose where you want it to go. Once you enjoy with the Style, choose 'OK'.
4. SELECT WHERE YOU WANT TO CONSERVE YOUR PICTURE
Once you enjoy with the size as well as border/background style & format of you collage, you could still relocate your logo design around in the sneak peek screen. To save your picture, ensure to click on the 'Setups' tab and then the 'Result' tab the first time you conserve to select where you want to save your collage. When you establish that up as soon as, it will come to be the default for every one of your following BlogStomp developments unless you alter it each time. Blostomp automatically saves your images into a Blogstomp folder, you simply pick where you desire that folder to go. Right now I have my Blogstomp folder on my desktop.
This is also where you can re-name your collage or images. I do this to enhance my SEO...re-naming your images helps them show up much better in google searches. There are a couple of other settings you can play with in the Result tab (like result quality & honing). As soon as you are happy with where you are saving your collage, click OK.
5. SAVE (STOMP) YOUR COLLECTION
Click the orange 'Stomp It!' button to create your collage. Your collage will now be conserved in your selected location.
Easy peasy! I wish you found this tutorial helpful.
If you have any kind of concerns at all, don't hesitate to leave me a comment below.