Collage tips in CS3. Please help?

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  1. paterson00

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    I have created my very first collage in cs3 and am well pleased just to be able to do it. I have basically taken lots of faces from my family and stuck them all together slightly overlapping and i intend to take it off to the printers and have it blown up to a poster size of some sort to go on the wall.

    I intend on doing some more for myself and also my family. My question is this, is there be anything i should know that would give a better effect as i have no experience with cs3 as i have only just been given it. All i have done is copied and pasted, adjusted the hue/saturation and also the brightness a bit, but thats it. Is there a way of dramatically improving the collage?

    ANY tips would be good no matter how obvious they seem as i am as amatuer as they get.

    many thanks in advance.
     
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    I am also an amateur, but post up a pic of what you have already done so we a better idea.
     
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    I would love to but i dont know how.....
     
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    Save it as a jpeg, upload it somewhere (like photobucket.com), then use the provided IMG code in a post.
     
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    a really simple way to embed a photo in a post if you dont have a photobucket account is to go to tinypic.com

    upload the photo there

    then copy and paste the link in your post here (itll specify which link is for forums)
     
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    Most of the faces are distorted.
    When you scale a face, make sure you aren't distorting it by holding ctrl (or maybe it's shift)...I can never remember which program is what.

    Anyways...that's important.

    Another big thing, is the DPI. A lot of them appear to be different and blocky.
    Keep it like 300 or so,

    If you're blowing it up huge, keep the resolution high enough (big enough canvas)...
     
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    Smoother cutting on the images would help a lot. A good way to do that is select the image with the box tool, copy it and paste it onto the collage as a new layer and then erase everything but the face around it. If you don't understand that explanation let me know and I will try to explain another way.
     
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    Its shift...
     
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    I understand copying and pasting and then deleting the edges around it but not layers at all and Layers seem to feature as quite an important thing to know within photoshop.
     

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