Effects > Collage > Shape Collage
Shape Collage
Create picture collages in any imaginable shape or form with just a few mouse clicks. Photos are automatically and intelligently placed in the collage. Use your own image as shape or choose from a large collection of clipart and images. Adjust the collage size, number of photos, and collage background.
1. Do one of the following:
 Choose Effects > Collage > Shape Collage
 Click the Shape Collage button on the toolbar
2. Use the following options:
Folder
This option allows you to specify the source location.
Include Subfolders
This option allows you to include images inside any subfolders.
Files of type
This option allows you to specify the source file format.
Automatically adjust the size of the collage
Select this option to let the program calculate the size of the collage.
New collage width:
Select this option to adjust the collage width in pixels. The collage height is automatically calculated by the program.
Use the original image as shape
This option allows you to use the original image as shape.
Use a stock image, clipart, or text as shape
This option allows you to use a stock image, clipart, or text as shape. You can add images to the 'Resources\Shapes' directory of the application folder (usually C:\Program Files\Pop Art Studio).
Count
This option allows you to select the number of images in the horizontal direction (X) and the number of images in the vertical direction (Y).
Square Images
Use this option for square images.
Random Image Size
This option allows you to enlarge the images. A random value between 100 and 150% of the original size will be used.
Polaroids
Use this option to turn the images into polaroids.
Bend Polaroids
This option allows you to bend the polaroids, giving the image a 3D appearance.
Opacity
This option allows you to set the opacity. Opacity is the opposite of transparency. If something has an opacity value of 100%, that means it’s completely visible. An opacity value of 0% indicates that an object is completely transparent.
Effects
You can use this tab page to add Pop Art, 3D, and artistic effects to your images.
Background
You can use this tab page to select a background for your image. You can choose between the current image, a transparent background, a background color, a gradient, or a background image (texture).
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Tools > Shapes > Shape
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Tools > Shapes > Multi Color Shape
Tools > Shapes > Grid Lines
Tools > Shapes > Circular Shape
Tools > Symmetric Shape
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Tools > Symmetric Shape > N - Pointed Star
Tools > Symmetric Shape > N - Pointed Cross
Tools > Symmetric Shape > 2 - Points
Tools > Symmetric Shape > 3 - Points
Tools > Symmetric Shape > 4 - Points
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Tools > Symmetric Shape > Transform into Bezier
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