Friday, June 8, 2012

Tutorial- How To Make A Photo Diptych

Ever since Tim first took our pictures way back when, I've been dreaming of having pretty diptych's on my blog. There was only one problem, I didn't have the skills (or the necessary adobe suite). I've downloaded numerous apps to my iphone and googled away for hours at a time but it had been fruitless. Until now.

I always knew it was possible to lay two images side by side using the free program Picasa, but for the life of me I could't figure out how to do it. Finally, thanks to this awesome you tube clip I have been going bonkers making collages (you can see my first attempts here).

* note* Heather goes to the center bottom to click the 'collage' button - it is actually located at the top mid left corner... see it?

So there you have it- super sonic easy.

Have a fabulous weekend my friend!


  1. Oh, thanks! I've been googling my fingers off (not as fun as it sounds - sorry, I'm reading Shades of Grey and my mind is in the gutter...) for months trying to work this out. Thanks. Again.

  2. Hey Em,
    You know, I noticed when you started doing these!
    Love your work - keep it up.
    Ronnie xo
    p.s. I've been tossing around ideas in my head about running a designy workshop/class/ecourse for bloggers. Would you be interested!? (And/or in partnering up? I have ideas, but nothing concrete yet.
    Ronnie xo

  3. I recently discovered picmonkey (after losing picnik) which also has an easy collage feature.

  4. I've been trying to figure that out for ages - thank you SO much!

  5. You should try Photoscape, it's a free download and comes with a tonne of frames that you just pop the pictures into.

  6. I've been using bighugelabs to make mosaics and diptychs. You can use photos straight from flickr by copying the code. :)


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em