VSCO is an American photo sharing app where people post and share their photos, short videos, and gifs with each other. You can find all kinds of cool ideas and interesting motifs, including some fantastic photo collages.
The app, however, doesn’t come with a photo collage feature, so you can either make one the old fashion way, or you can use third-party apps to make a great looking collage. In this article, we’ll explore some great apps and learn how to create a collage.
Making an Old-School Collage
People used to create collages of photos and images from magazines and newspapers long before smartphones were ever invented. The old way of creating a collage is all but forgotten, but some people still express their creativity by putting all kinds of photos together to create attractive collages.
You can try and create one yourself. All you need are some old magazines, a pair of scissors, and some glue.
- First, find the material you want to use. You can get old books, newspapers, and magazines. Grab a pair of scissors and start cropping out the images you like.
- Select a scene from one of your magazines to serve as a background for your collage.
- Add different elements you cropped out and combine them into a new image.
- When your masterpiece is done, take a photo with your phone and upload the image to VSCO.
Creating a collage manually is rewarding, and you get to crop everything by hand. That’s usually a lot of fun, especially if you have some cool magazines or images you can put together. But, if making collages with scissors and glue isn’t your cup of tea, you can try using one of many third-party apps.
Third-Party Photo Collage Apps
Here are some handy apps that can help you put your own collage together.
As the name already suggests, PicCollage is designed solely for creating collages. You can choose between a classic collage grid, a greeting card, or a freestyle blank layout to start with. Add the photos you want to use from your library or any social media account, and the app will create multiple previews automatically. You can then pick the one you like and edit features like the background color, add patterns, change individual images, apply stickers and effects, and much more.
While most photo collage apps cluster your images into templates, Moldiv sees the big picture. So, instead of loading your pictures into templates right away, this app allows you to perfect each image before adding it to a frame. You can crop them, change colors, exposure, vibrancy, and many other features.
This is a great app if you’re new to creating photo collages. It will create automatic photo collages of the photos on your Camera Roll. PicPlayPost has all kinds of transitions, drop-ins, and effects designed to make your collage unique and eye-catching. You can also add your favorite music and videos to your creations. There are no limits once you learn how the app works.
Fuzel Collage gives you a lot of creative freedom. It allows you to add as many photos as you want to a single collage. You can use photos from your Camera Roll and social media accounts. Fuzel Collage also lets you use it to take new photos too. Choose the background music and use one of four available template categories. It’s easy and fun to use.
PicsArt Photo & Collage Maker
PicsArt is interesting because it comes with a community feed where you can find all kinds of photos and collages posted by other users. You can use their material and incorporate it into your collages if you want to experiment. There are plenty of editing tools at your disposal, including templates, drawing tools, HDR photo filters, fonts, effects, and so on. What’s more, the app comes with a Remix Chat feature that lets you work on projects together with other users. Creating a photo collage has never been so much fun!
Create and Recreate Collages
Photo collages never get old, and you can edit and improve them whenever you want. You can go back multiple times to a single collage and add more details, images, and effects, and it’s still going to be fun. The apps reviewed above are all great at creating a photo collage, whether you like working alone or with friends. Share what you’ve made on VSCO and see what other people have made in your community feed. Have fun!