I am so lucky to have tons of bloggers read my site, and one of my favorite things to hear from you guys is that you have learned a lot from my blogging tips! I have received tons of questions already on my collages. I have already done a collage post for beginners here, so this would be for the intermediate blogger. Today I will be teaching you exactly how to make a collage using Keynote, so that your collages can look just as clean and professional as mine!1. Save Your Photos. You need to try to find photos of products that have a white background. It is usually easy to find when you have rewardStyle, but not always. You can get rid of a lot of backgrounds, but they need to be all one color. I usually save all of my products into one folder on my desktop so that they are in the same place when I am ready.
2. Get Rid of the Background. You need to get rid of the background on ALL of your photos, in order to fit more on each collage. If you don’t, they will overlap and cut each other off and you won’t able to get many products in there at all. Start by opening each photo individually on your mac.
a. Hit the suitcase to edit the photo (highlighted in blue).
b. Then hit the wand in the upper left (highlighted in blue).
c. Now you need to drag the wand through the white parts of the photo. Once the part you want to remove is highlighted in red or blue, you can hit DELETE. This will pop up, and you will hit Convert.
d. After you are done erasing the white, your photo will look like this! Then you can just close out of the photo (it should automatically save). Once all your photos look like this, you are ready to go!
3. Open Keynote. You need a Mac for this, and it may have to be a newer version. If you don’t have it on your Mac, you can buy it in you app store.
a. I always choose the white presentation theme, and when I open it I delete all of the text boxes, so that I have a blank space to work with. Also, if you click the paintbrush, you will also hide the page layout tab (you won’t need this).
4. Now you are ready to drag and drop. I drag all my photos that I just edited into the white slide. Make sure to size depending on how many you are wanting to fit! It make take some maneuvering, but you can put your photos all in a row, or allow some room for comments & arrows. Here is one I did the other day, just by dragging and dropping the photos into the slide (keep reading for comments and arrow training)!
5. After you drag and drop to fit the size of the photo you want, you are ready for comments, numbers, and arrows. I always leave a little room for comments, because you can talk about what you love from each item! I also like to number them, so I can reference to numbers in my posts!
a. The text tab is located at the top of Key Note. It will add a text box to the middle of your slide. I usually drag it to the outside so I can see it, and edit it.
b. Type what you want to say, and then edit the text using the paintbrush (text must be highlighted). You can then change the font and decrease/increase the font size. You can easily add all your numbers doing this as well, and just copying and pasting each number!
c. Now you can add your arrows (this part takes the longest for me). When you click SHAPE (green box) at the top of Keynote, you can see a bunch of shapes of arrows. I use the straight line AND the curved line. The straight arrow is self explanatory, so I will teach you what to do with the curved line. When you click on the curved line, it gives you a big curve like the one below.
d. You can drag the green dot around to play with the shape of the curve.
e. You can drag the white squares to make the curve smaller. At this point, I would make sure the curve is exactly where I want it on the collage.
f. Now that you have your shape, you will want to get the actual arrow on your curve. Click Shape again, and then hit the straight arrow.
f. Now, you will want to make the arrow as small as possible by dragging the white squares, and then maneuver it to attach to the end of your curve!
Hopefully you are now a PRO and know exactly how to make a collage using Keynote! Here are a few I have done below for examples. Please let me know if you have any questions! I promise that this gets easier and easier as you go. I can now do one of these in less than 15 minutes if I want!
Photoshop is also a great platform for collages, but we will get to that later :).
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Thank you to Bridget from the blog Being Bridget for teaching me how to make these collages!
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