FotoJet Classic Collage Tutorial

1. Choose a Classic Photo Grid

Open www.fotojet.com in your browser. On the homepage, click Make a Collage button to start your collage.

On the top of template page, choose Photo Grid category to open.

There are 80+ ready-made classic photo grids provided. Choose your favorite one to start by simply clicking. You can filter them by choosing the number or the type of grids.

2. Customize the Photo Grid

Move your mouse between different grids and then a solid blue line will appear. Simply drag with mouse to adjust the size of each grid however you want.

Click on different ratio tab to switch your photo grid among various ratios.

Drag the slider to adjust Spacing and Roundness at will.

3. Add and Adjust Photo

Add Photo

Move your mouse to Add Photo button at the right panel and then choose to add your favorite photos from computer or from Facebook.

Choose Computer and then select your own photos from local disk to the photo list.

Choose Facebook and then login to your Facebook account. Choose photos from your Facebook albums to the photo list.

Directly drag & drop any photo into the grids or click Auto Fill button at the bottom of photo list panel to automatically fill your photos.

Tip: When the preset grids are fully filled, you can continue dragging more photos and insert them into it.

Exchange photos between different grids however you want by simply dragging with your mouse.

Click button on each photo to delete it from the photo list. Click Clear All to delete all the photos you added.


Adjust Photo

Select a photo and the editing panel will appear:

Choose Property option to adjust photo properties easily.

Click or button to rotate your photo by 90 degrees clockwise or by 90 degrees anti-clockwise.

Click or button to flip the photo horizontally or vertically.

Drag the Size slider to zoom in/out on the photo to your satisfaction. Move the photo with mouse to show the exact part you want. The rest part of the photo will be hidden.

Choose Effect option to adjust photo effect. Apply any popular effect to your photo by clicking on the effect you like. Click None to remove the photo effect.

Drag the slider of Opacity and Exposure to adjust the opacity and exposure properties for your photos.

Click Advanced Options to show all the adjustments. Drag each slider to adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue for photo at will.

Click Reset All to reset all the color adjustments you made to the photo.

4. Add and Edit Text

Add Text

Click Text tab on the left side bar and then you can freely add text onto your classic collage.

Click Add Text button and then a new text box will be added to your collage.

There are many preset text samples available, you can directly click on any one to use.


Edit Text

You can move, resize and rotate any text object at will with mouse dragging.

Simply click the text you added on collage and directly input your own words.

Choose the text you want to edit and then the editing panel will appear:

Choose Font option to set text font, size, color, style, etc.

Select a desired text font from our library or yours. Scroll down to preview all the text fonts.

Directly input the size properties you want for your text or click the size combo box to choose a desired text size.

Click or to make the text bigger or smaller quickly.

Click to apply a specific color to your text as needed.

Click on the appropriate button to quickly set text format as Bold, Italic, and Underline.

Click on the appropriate button to align your text to Left, Center or Right.

Choose Property option and then adjust layer for text, duplicate or delete text.

Click on the appropriate button to adjust layer for text - move it forward, backward, top or bottom at will.

Click to duplicate the selected text.

Click to delete the text you selected.

Choose Effect option to set special effect for your text.

Drag the slider of Opacity to adjust opacity for your text.

Check Outline box and then select a special color. Drag the slider to adjust the Width.

Check Glow box and then select a special color. Drag the slider to adjust the Radius and Blur.

5. Add and Customize Clipart


Add Clipart

Click Clipart tab on the left side bar and then choose from abundant clipart images to decorate your collage.

The clipart is arranged into several categories: Shape, Love, Embellishment, Celebration, Life Style, Nature, Holiday, etc.

Choose any category and scroll down to preview all clipart images included in this category. Click or drag your favorites to add onto the collage.


Customize Clipart

You can move, resize and rotate any clipart image at will with mouse dragging.

Select a clipart image and the editing panel will appear:

Choose Property option to adjust clipart properties easily.

Click or button to flip the clipart vertically or horizontally.

Click on the appropriate button to adjust layer for text - move it forward, backward, top or bottom at will.

Click to duplicate the clipart image.

Click to delete the clipart image you added.

Choose Effect option to adjust effect for the clipart image.

 

Click to apply Tint color. On the pop up color picker, pick the color overlay you want for the clipart. Drag the slider of Intensity to adjust the intensity properties for it.

Click to restore the original color of your clipart.

Drag the slider of Opacity and Exposure to adjust the opacity and exposure properties for it. Click Advanced Options to show all the adjustments.

Drag each slider to adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue for clipart image at will.

Click Reset All to reset all the color adjustments you made to the clipart.

6. Set Background


Click BKGround tab on the left side bar and then customize the background for classic collage.

Choose a solid color you want to fill the background. Click + button to add your own custom color to use. You can simply drag any color to remove it from the list.

Or choose a preset pattern in the pattern list to fill the background and you can preview it instantly.

Also, you can click Choose an Image and then select your own image from local disk as background.

7. Save, Share & Print

Save

Click Save button on the top banner to save your collage.

Set the name and choose the output format (JPG or PNG) for your collage.

Choose the output quality from Low, Medium, and High if you decide to save your collage as a JPG.

Click the Size combo box to set your collage size as Small, Medium, and Large.

Click Save to Computer to save your collage to local disk.


Share

Click Share button on the top banner to share your collage to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr.

Choose Facebook and login to your Facebook account, then click Share to directly share your collage to Facebook.

Choose Twitter and login to your Twitter account, then click Share to share your collage to Twitter.

Choose Pinterest and FotoJet will upload your collage to server. After that, click Share and login to pin your collage to your Pinterest board.

Choose Tumblr and login to your Tumblr account, then click Share to share your collage to Tumblr.


Print

Click Print button on the top banner to print your collage out.

On the popup window, click Print to print your collage directly. You can make print settings such as Destination, Pages, Copies and Layout, etc.

8. Advanced

Undo/Redo

Click button at the bottom of canvas or directly press Ctrl - Z to undo the last action you did.

Click button at the bottom of canvas or directly press Ctrl - Shift - Z to redo the effect of undo action quickly.

Tip: Replace Ctrl with Command on Mac.


Align Object

FotoJet will automatically align the target object both to its adjacent objects and to the entire page when moving.

Tip: Press and hold Alt to disable Auto Snap feature.