When you open up PicCollage and start to make your collage, it’s pretty obvious that you can edit the background, add photos, add stickers, etc. There’s a menu right at the bottom of the screen with a bunch of options.
BUT. You can do so 👏 much 👏 more 👏
For every image you add, there is a completely separate (semi-secret!) menu that allows you to do some pretty cool stuff to enhance your photos and, as a result, your collages. In this post, we’re going over a few of the most useful tools in the context menu – the cutout tool and the crop tool.
So, how do you get to this magical context menu? Simply add a photo to your collage. I added this super derpy picture of my dog.
Then, just double tap the image to bring up the context menu. So simple!
I want to clip around the outline of my pup, basically removing the background, so I tap on “Cutout” and it brings me to this screen.
From here, I simply trace an outline with my finger.
Once I’m done, two options pop up at the bottom of the screen. The one on the left is the exact cutout that I made. The one on the right is the smart clip feature that clips my cutout even more closely to the outline of the object. Just tap on the one you want to add to the collage.
Once you add it to the collage, you can move it around, change the size, and add all the other elements to your collage. I made it so that my pup is diving into a pool in Greece! What a life, right?
Next is the crop tool. Sometimes you want to change the size or shape of your image, but you want it to be really precise. Here’s what you do. Add a photo to your collage. I searched for “kittens” using the web search tool and chose this one.
Now, don’t get me wrong, both kittens are adorable. But maybe I just need one kitten in my collage. So I double tap to open the context menu.
“But there’s no crop tool!” you say. We know, this one is a bit harder to find. Tap on “Effects” and use your finger to scroll across the menu at the bottom until you get to “Crop.”
From here, you can choose a set ratio for your crop or you can drag the edges to capture just the part of the image you want to use in your collage.
Now I have my single kitty and the world is my oyster! I can add a background, stickers, text, animation – WHATEVER I WANT!
We hope this little tutorial was helpful and we can’t wait to see how you use cropping and cutouts in your collage. Use the hashtag #mypiccollage when you share on social media so we can see what you come up with!