EXPLORE THE NEW GUIDED EDITS AND COLLAGE TOOLS
To start a new collage, first open a few photos into Elements, then go to Create > Photo Collage. A collage is automatically created and the images are cropped intelligently, so faces aren’t accidentally cropped out. If happy with the results we simply save the collage.
You can customise your collage easily by choosing different layouts – including Facebook and Instagram cover templates – or replace photos by right- clicking them or dragging them across to different windows. You can also add different frames and background effects.
This makes it easy to create memes for sharing on social media. We start by choosing a meme template, then go on to add words and customise the backdrop. Once done, we can either save the image or share it on Flickr or Twitter using the sharing services in Elements.
After opening a few photos go to Guided > Fun Edits to access this image/text blending walkthrough. Add a word, then transform each letter into a separate frame. Then drag images to the letters and go on to add a backdrop image or text effects like drop shadows.
Open an image then go to Guided > Fun Edits for this walkthrough that lets us sketchify part of the photo. There are several sketch effects; paint to either add or subtract it from parts of the photo. The Soft Edge slider will create a smoother transition between the two versions.
Text and border overlay
Found under Guided > Special Edits, we can add a border and text to our photos. Choose a frame and then resize it over the image. Then add words to the design. As well as choosing a font and size for the words, we can also customise their position on the border.