How to optimize photo collages for social media and print

Personalize your visual stories

Gone are the days of making photo collages with magazine cutouts, glue, and poster board. With Canva, beautifully crafted photo collages are easy to create.

Using Canva’s library of designer-made templates, you can create classic collages(opens in a new tab or window) and mood boards(opens in a new tab or window) that tell your story, your way. All templates are customizable. Choose from a range of color palettes, layouts, fonts, graphics, and more.

Classic collages can be used to celebrate a special occasion like a milestone anniversary or birthday, explain how to use a product, or establish a tone of voice for your brand. Collages illustrate more than a standalone image can and are an invaluable tool for small business owners, do-it-yourselfers, and creatives alike.

Any collage you design can be printed through Canva and displayed as wall art in your home, office, or printed directly onto various product types. Share your designs quickly on social media, collaborate with friends and colleagues seamlessly, or download your artwork to mobile devices.

Put your best foot forward on social media

Entrepreneurs and small business owners need to make an instant impression on their audience. One way to show what your products or services can offer is by creating an ad with multiple visual aids, such as a photo collage. Rather than posting individual images of products, instead use collages to show your clients the bigger picture. Need stunning portraits for your social media posts but don't have time to shoot? Transform your ideas in a matter of seconds with Canva's AI portrait generator(opens in a new tab or window)!

With Canva, you’ll be able to upload your designs directly to Instagram and Facebook with a variety of sharing options. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

Print and order your designs from home

Seeing your design come to life is deeply satisfying, and thanks to Canva Print(opens in a new tab or window) you can order your designs from the comfort of your living room.

Canva uses local printers to create your one-of-a-kind products. Choose from a variety of options, everything from business cards and canvas prints to clothing apparel and coffee mugs — Canva has you covered.

For print media, you’ll be able to customize the front and back of your documents and choose from a variety of paper sizes, finishes, and quantities. You’ll also be able to proof your design and text before proceeding to checkout.

Rest assured, you’ll never have to start a design from scratch again with over 250,000 curated templates to choose from. The best part? All orders include free door-to-door shipping, and Canva handles appropriate file types and image resolutions for each product for you.

Access stock photos, graphics, and editing tools

Building photo collages shouldn’t be tedious and you don’t need to pay a fortune in image licensing fees. Canva’s extensive image library has millions of modern stock images(opens in a new tab or window) for you to choose from and the cherry on top is most images are free! Simply search for the type of image you want to include in your design and drag them straight into your chosen template. Edit photos effortlessly with Canva’s free online photo editor(opens in a new tab or window) or make complex edits instantly using an AI Photo Editor(opens in a new tab or window). Enrich your images with our AI Image Expander(opens in a new tab or window).

For a personalized touch, upload your own images into Canva and use the photo editor to increase the vibrance, contrast, and sharpness of your images.

Further enhance photo collages by adding fun elements to your design like illustrations or stickers(opens in a new tab or window), or create your own vectors with the AI vector generator(opens in a new tab or window).

Ready to make some amazing collages? Don’t forget to check out our in-depth video(opens in a new tab or window) on how to do it with Canva.

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