How to Make a Photo Montage
Photo montage is usually understood as creating complete images from parts of different photos. This technique is widely used for making advertising banners, personalised e-cards, funny pictures, etc. Usually, making a professional photo montage requires hours of hard work in complicated photo editing programs. However, a simple photo montage can be created even by a complete beginner! If you have no or little experience in photo editing, we recommend you try Movavi Photo Editor – an easy-to-use picture montage program.
You can create stunning pictures with Movavi Photo Editor
The program includes basic photo montage tools as well as many other useful functions:
- Object and background removal tools
- Copying and pasting image fragments
- A variety of stylish effects and filters (Black and White, Sepia, Oil Painting, etc.)
- Color parameter adjustments (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, etc.)
- Cropping and rotation tools
- Customizable captions
- And much more!
From this tutorial you will learn how to remove unwanted objects from a photo and replace a background using Movavi Photo Editor. Just download the appropriate version of the software and follow the steps below.
1. Install the Photo Montage Software
Open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
2. Upload Your Photo
Click Browse for Images and choose a desired photo. You can also add a photo by dragging it into the program’s working area.
3. Remove Unwanted Objects
Open the Object Removal tab. Select Brush and fully cover the objects you want to remove with red highlighting. You can also use Magic Wand or Lasso to mark the unneeded objects. If you highlighted more than required, use Eraser to clear the excess. Then, click Start Erasing to remove the marked objects.
The automatic removal may leave behind some blemishes on a photo. To get rid of those, use the Stamp tool. With its help you can copy the appropriate part of the image to cover up the flaws. Select Stamp from the editing panel, hold down the Alt key and left-click on the area you want to copy. After that, just paint over the blemishes.
4. Change the Background
Open the Background Removal tab. Choose Foreground Brush and mark the objects you want to keep in the photo with the green highlighting. Then select the red Background Brush and mark the background you want to remove. After that the foreground object will have a yellow outline around it. Make corrections with an appropriate brush if necessary. To remove the background, click Set New Background.
To resize or rotate the saved fragment, drag the arrows icon in appropriate direction, as shown in the screen image. Here you can also soften object edges by dragging the Blur edges slider.
Now you can choose the background color or leave it transparent. To set the desired image as a background, click Add Image and select the picture you need. Click Apply, when you’re satisfied with the final result. To cancel all changes to the image made in this step, click Reset.
5. Copy and Paste a Fragment from One Image to Another
Using Movavi Photo Editor, you can copy a fragment from one image and paste it onto another.
First, open the image from which you want to copy a fragment. Click More on the upper toolbar and select Copy / Paste from the drop-down list. On the Copy / Paste tab, use the selection tools – Rectangle, Polygonal Lasso or Lasso – to draw an outline around object to be copied. Right-click on the selected fragment and choose Copy to copy it to the clipboard. You can also use the standard keyboard shortcuts to do this.
Now open the image you want to put the copied fragment onto, click the right mouse button and choose Paste. Drag the new element to the desired position in the image. You can change the size of the fragment or rotate it using the arrows button, as described in step 4. Toggle the Shadow switch if you want the inserted fragment to cast a shadow onto the original image or add a colored outline using the Outline option. Finally, click Apply to save the changes.
6. Save Your Picture
Click Save As in the lower right corner of the interface. Choose the appropriate format and save your photo.
As you can see, montage of photos is easy with Movavi Photo Editor! Use our photomontage creator to make amazing digital wedding and birthday postcards as well as funny pics to surprise your friends and relatives.
Movavi Photo Editor
The easiest way to turn any snapshot into an eye-candy
- Improve quality and retouch blemishes
- Add effects and filters
- Crop, straighten, and flip pictures
- Change image backgrounds and remove objects