Third Grade Photo Collage Instructions Ms. Heisler Using Picasa3
Double click on the icon for Picasa 3. Locate the specific folder you want (such as, zoo, Halloween, etc.) and click once. The pictures in that folder will appear.
Search through the photos and double click on the photo you want to edit. The photo will be enlarged and you will see three tabs at the top left. The three main tabs are basic fixes, tuning, and effects (photo not available).
We will focus on the following three editing options:
Cropping (cut out part of a photo)
Add text (add words or letters)
Choose an effect (black & white, sharpen, glow, etc.)
To crop a photo, click on the tab for basic fixes, click on crop, and use the pull down menu to choose the size. You can try them out until you find the one you want, and then click on apply. If you are not happy with the size, then click recrop and repeat the steps.
Use this button to cut out parts of a photo that you don't want to see.
Text can be added to the photo using this option. Click on the tab for basic fixes, and click on text. Use the curser to click on a spot, and type your text. Use pull down menus to choose your font, size, style, and alignment. You may drag the text if needed. Click on apply when you are finished.
Click to add text
To edit photo effect, click on the tab for effects. There are many choices, including black and white, sharpen, and glow. Simply click on the desired effect and click on apply.
To create your collage, choose create from the tool bar. Choose picture collage from the drop down menu. Choose the style you want to use, such as, picture pile, mosaic, grid, etc (examples are given when you click on each). Next, choose clips, and click on the photos you want to be included. After choosing the photos, click on create collage (at the bottom). You can rearrange the photos by dragging them. You must save it as a draft, and then create the collage.