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Unusual Photo Collage Ideas For Your Partner's Anniversary Gift
The advance of digital photography has seen many changes in the way we take, store, share, and use photographs. The days of film cameras are virtually gone and the introduction of digital cameras means that even novice photographers enjoy results.
Scan Old Wedding Photos
Old wedding photos are typically found in 6' x 4' print format but this doesn't mean that they can't be used to help create an anniversary collage. If you have an all in one printer or a dedicated scanner then scanning the images is usually a simple process and once scanned they can even be touched up or improved using the software that was included with the scanner. If you're not confident in doing this yourself then you should ensure that the photo printing service you use offers this service too.
Add Recent Digital Holiday Snaps
You can combine old photos with modern digital photos too. The family holiday or romantic break is one time when we get carried away taking many different pictures and these too can be included in an anniversary photo collage and printed on any of the high quality photo gifts that are available. Pictures taken at any event or for any occasion can be used in order to create the montage that you want.
Create The Montage
Either create the montage yourself or have a professional designer do it for you. There are a number of ways that pictures can be combined into a single anniversary collage including:
Overlapping – Picures are overlapped so that they completely cover the canvas print or other photo gift item. This creates a single design or display and is the most common type of montage style used.
Photo Frames – A picture is used as the background for your montage and each picture is then printed within its own photo frame style border and overlayed on top of that design; a great use of three or four pictures to create a unique finish.
Photo Collage – Small pictures are combined in a photo collage style giving a superb way to use dozens of pictures in the creation of a single picture or design. This method is particularly good for printing on large canvases or other large items.
Filmstrip Montage – Up to seven pictures are printed on canvas with a filmstrip style border printed around them. The filmstrip montage gives glamour and good looks in the creation of a quality photo gift.
Printing Your Montage
Once your photo collage or photo montage has been designed, it's time to choose the item on which you want the design printed. Many items can be personalised with either a single photo or a collage of pictures. The canvas print is ideal because it enables the recipient and others to concentrate solely on the pictures that are used but other items range from personalised bedding to personalised wallpaper. Cushions, blankets, and beanbags make great additions to the front room and not only do they look beautiful and unique but they are comfortable and practical too.
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