I know I’m awful at promising stuff and then… well not forgetting about it, but simply not finding the time. BUT eventually I keep most of them!!
So, about that triangle collage, and how to make one… My first step was googling for a triangle made up of triangles, which I found here. I apologize to the makers of the puzzles on the Word Puzzle Championship page for the abuse – I simply couldn’t resist, because it was just perfect!
Clicking on the little pic on the right opens the full-sized graphic in a new window, where you can save it by right-clicking. Now, open the graphic in photoshop, together with the photos you want to add to the graphic.
Select one triangle with the ‘magic wand’ tool:
Press <Ctrl><C> to copy the triangle.
Switch to your first photo and press <Ctrl><P> to paste the triangle anywhere on the photo, then move it to the part which you want to copy into the triangle. You might have to play with the size of the photo first to make it fit – that’s by far the ‘hardest’ part of it all! You might also want to decrease the triangle’s opacity, so you can see what’s under it.
When you’ve found the right spot, make sure your triangle layer is active and use the magic wand again to select it.
Now make your photo the active layer by clicking on it in the “Layers” toolbar, and press <Ctrl><C> – this will copy only the part of the photo that’s covered by your triangle.
Switch to your triangles graphic, where the triangle you had copied should be still selected. Press <Ctrl><P> to paste the little photo… et voila! :)
Repeat the same steps for each of the other triangles – the biggest challenge will be remembering to select the Background of the triangles before using the magic wand – otherwise you won’t get the triangle! When the whole triangle is filled up, delete the background (or just make it invisible) to remove the black lines, and your collage is complete! :)
Hope you’ll have some fun with this! :)
Update… here’s my ‘model’ who is as yet nameless. Another stray addition to our garden. He (she?) is beautiful, but Felix isn’t too happy about it!
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