You can buy the most beautiful printables and digital collage sheets online, but sometimes the layout of the pages might not be suited to your needs. You might find the perfect invitation for a dinner party on a sheet with 8 different designs, but you really only need that one design 8 times.
Does that mean you have to waste tons of ink by printing 8 pages full of images of which you only need one? Not any more! We’ll show you how you can make your own custom layout with only the images you need on PicMonkey.
Part 1: How to isolate the images you need
Step 1: Go to www.picmonkey.com
Step 2: Hover your mouse over ‘Edit’ and click ‘Computer’.
Step 3: Choose a file from which you want to extract an image and click ‘Open’. The Collage Sheet appears on your screen.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Basic Edits’ symbol and click on the ‘Crop’ button.
Step 5: A cropping box appears. Use the circular handles on the corners to move the box over the image you want to isolate. You can make the box smaller or bigger with the handles. If necessary, adjust the view percentage on the right to zoom in.
Step 6: When the cropping box is in place click ‘Apply’.
Step 7: Your singled out image appears on the screen. Click ‘Save’ to save the image to your computer.
Step 8: If you like, you can alter the size of the image. When ready, click ‘Save to my computer’.
Step 9: PicMonkey congratulates you on the saving of your masterpiece. Click on the X in the upper right corner to close this file.
Repeat steps 2-9 for all the images you want to use on your custom printable sheet.
Part 2: How to assemble the images into a printable sheet
Step 10: On the home page of PicMonkey click ‘Design’ and then ‘Custom’.
Step 11: Enter the dimensions. A Letter Page (8.5 x 11 inch) is 2550 x 3300 pixels. If you want to make an A4 sheet, enter 2480 x 3508 pixels. Click ‘Make it!’
Step 12: Click on the Butterfly symbol (Overlays).
Step 13: Click on ‘Your Own’, then select an image you saved during Part 1.
Step 14: The image appears on the page. Move it to wherever you like.
Step 15: Use the handles to make the image smaller or bigger.
Step 16: If you’d like to put the same image on the page more than once, right-click on the image and choose ‘Duplicate overlay’.
Step 17: A copy of the image appears on top of it.
Step 18: Move it to where you want it and repeat steps 16-18 until you have the desired number of copies.
Step 19: If you want to add a different image on the same page, just click ‘Your Own’ again and follow the previous steps.
Step 20: Are you happy with the design of your own Collage Sheet? Then click ‘Save’ and save the page to your computer. Be careful: make sure the dimensions are still 2550 x 3300 pixels (or 2480 x 3508 pixels for A4) on the last saving screen, as PicMonkey likes to change the dimensions sometimes…
Use this tutorial to make as many custom digital collage sheets as you like, with the images that you like best or need!
And if you have any questions, tips or tricks, don’t hesitate to comment, I’d love to read your thoughts.
Have a lovely day,