How to Make a Slideshow With Animated Collages

If you're fond of working with photos and making picture slideshows, check out some new features you can use in your projects, such as photo collages. A collage is a collection of pictures that are put together to make a single picture. But still collages are not really that fascinating; it’s much more exciting to make animated collages! That means you can apply different kinds of animation to your photos, i.e. move them in space, rotate, make them disappear and so on. SmartSHOW 3D slideshow app provides all you need to create a splendid slideshow with animated collages. The app is available here:

In this guide, you'll learn how animated collages work, where to find the templates, and how to make your own. For those of you who are the visual type, we've made a video lesson - click Play below and enjoy 3D collages in all their glory! There are a few examples and the steps to making a simple collage by yourself.

Ready-to-use collage templates

How to put a photo collage on your slide? One way is to use ready-made templates. SmartSHOW 3D has a collection of collage presets to choose from. Click the Collages tab and have a solid look at them, there are lots of stylish templates, including 3D. You can preview each of them simply clicking on the effect and then on the big play button on the right. Drag an effect you like to the timeline and then add the photos to the corresponding slots.You can customize the collage later using the Slide Editor.

The collection of collage templates

Your own animated collages

You can also make a collage from scratch.To create a new animated collage, insert a blank slide first. In order to do that, right-click on the timeline and choose Insert Blank Slide, or simply press Ctrl + Ins. Then double-click on the new slide to open the Slide Editor. Choose a background - solid color, gradient, texture or an image from your computer. Now add a few photos. To add a photo, click the Add Layer button in the top left corner and select Photo. You can add up to 10 photos to the slide. We recommend keeping the reasonable amount of photos not to go over the top; otherwise the overall look of the slideshow can easily be spoiled.

The Slide Editor

Make animated collages!

Animation is a great way to make unique projects, and it’s not only about collages, you can even create awesome 3D slideshows! Now let’s add animation effects to the photos we’ve added. Select a layer and click on the Animation tab. Add animation with the help of keyframes. Set the position of the object for the first keyframe, then add the second keyframe, and adjust the settings. Animation settings include panoramic motion, scale, rotation (simple or 3D rotation), transparency - edit one or several settings, depending on how you want the object to behave. To preview the result, click on the Play button. In the same way, you can set animation for the rest of the objects on the slide to make them move, disappear or rotate in space.

How to make an animated collage

So if you want to try making a slideshow with animated collages, download SmartSHOW 3D here and use your imagination and creativity to design an awesome slideshow project!

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