Whilst I like the singularity of specifics in language, when it comes to images, I’ve a soft spot for multiples: diptychs, triptychs and of course, montages or mosaics. In this simple ‘how to do it’, I’m using Picasa 3.9 – because its free to download and straitforward to use.
First I selected an image and applied the ‘Polaroid’ effect. The default is a slanted image on a grey background but I prefer to rotate to the straight horizontal and change background image to white, as here:
2. Repeat the process to create 6 images
3. With any one of the polaroid images highlighted, go to
- ‘Create/picture collage’ from the menu
- Under the settings tab, choose Mosaic
- change Page Format to widescreen (16*10)
- check landscape format
Picasa’s polaroid gives that instant film look without the colour cast, creating a light and spacious mosaic that reflects this summer.
Postscipt: I’ve just discovered Rollip, an online image tweaker with a number of vintage filters and a polaroid frame effect – but that’s for another time.
joining Mary at the little red house with other multiple montages for Mosaic Monday