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Showcase of 40 Unique Photo Collages in Design

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There are multiple techniques that you can use in design to create infinite combinations of different elements that you can discover and experiment with in your own designs. Today we’ll explore photo collages. If you’ve ever wished you could express multiple ideas at the same time, then you’ll want to consider photo collages for your next project. Incorporating collages in your designs will add depth, meaning, and intricacy, as well as a unique touch. Additionally, they will also give you more freedom of expression.

Collages allow you to combine a variety of elements, like colors, shapes,  typography, patterns, pictures, and illustrations, into one beautiful image that will tell a story of it’s own. They allow the artist to express themselves without any boundaries or limitations of any kind. There are no specific rules to creating a collage, just a mixture of things that the artist likes or decides go well together. There’s no particular order, which can make them look somewhat messy (although intricate would be a better description).

A collage is a great way to merchandise products or create a background for a magazine article. They can also be used in ecommerce when creating newsletters and advertisements, websites or blogs, prints and portfolios, and pretty much anything you can think of. If you’re looking for a way to present all your ideas at once, without morphing all of them into one simple image, then a collage is the way to go!

This article features a showcase of 40 unique ideas on how to use photo collages in design. You’ll find out different ways of creating fun and interesting collages, like adding textures, combining different grid systems, using geometric design, layering images, adding movement, and creating other cool effects. We found lots of fantastic examples on how to use these techniques in order to bring your ideas to life and we’re sure you’ll find them interesting and inspiring!

Dash Magazine

Mix-in-Textures

Am Fleischmarkt

Mix-Subdued-Images-With-Bold-Typography

Chase Matt

Combine-Different-Grid-Systems

The book of everything

Create-an-Abstract-Image-Layout

Aleixartigal

Use-Geometry-in-Your-Collages

Closer Yeasayer Remix

Create-a-Broken-Mirror-Styled-Collage

Eli et papillion

Use-Bold-Colors-and-Abstract-Elements

Lisa Hedge

Give-Your-Collage-a-Vintage-Appearance

Kellyn Walker

Create-a-Nature-Infused-Collage-Design

Sculpture art collage presentation

Transfer-Your-2D-Elements-Into-the-3D-World

Kerry Miller

Layer-Images-to-Create-a-3D-Effect

Tristan Eaton

Mix-Different-Designs-to-Create-a-Single-Image

Cosmos

Build-a-Minimalist-Image-Composition

No Method

Create-a-Collage-of-Different-Image-Groups

Kathryn Typaldos

Place-a-Centralized-Call-to-Action-Button-Surrounded-by-Various-Product-Images

Loefflerrandal

Use-a-Colorful-Image-Composition-in-the-Background

World Cup Inspired Snicker Style

Create-Movement-With-a-Circular-Image-Arrangement

La Vittoria Book

Arrange-Your-Images-Into-Different-Shapes

Circa 1986

Mix-Photos-&-Gradients

Recycle

Create-an-Out-of-the-Box-Grid-Design

F5 Magazine

Create-Contrast-With-an-Accent-Color

Milled

Use-Top-Down-Photography

IAG Reconciliation Action Plan

Use-Images-for-Storytelling

WDC Helsinki

Use-the-Brochure-Folds-as-a-Guiding-Grid-System

Make me some music

Make-a-Mixture-of-Textured-Images

Lilly Wood – The Prick

Combine-Bold-Patterns-and-Minimalist-Fonts

Femalt Female Artist Festival

Add-Hand-Drawn-Elements-&-Fonts

Notes on Fashion Week

Use-Handwriting-for-a-Personable-Collage-Design

Universal Monsters

Overlay-Various-Gradients

Eiko Ojalas 3D collages

Mix-Graphic-Design-With-3D-Collages

Day by Day Fashion Project

Split-Your-Image-Into-Two-Contrasting-Sections

TON

Create-a-Metro-Style-Design

Lundgren

Place-a-Color-Overlay-&-Clean-Typography-on-Your-Images

Newsletter collages

Make-a-Combination-of-Different-Textures-&-Colors

Haeng Kosten Lagt

Create-a-Digital-Collage-With-an-Artisan-Feel

Design Brooklyn

Combine-Photography-&-Hand-drawn-Elements

PAZ BRARDA

PAZ-BRARDA

Grzegorz Domaradzki

Grzegorz-Domaradzki

Twelve Plus Ways

Some-Other-Things

Brochure collage

Create-a-Symmetrical-Sequence-of-Images

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

3 Comments

  1. Lee says:

    Thanks for showcasing photo collages inspiration. I was looking for some ideas for my new graphic design project.

    You should showcase more of these type of inspiration in the future.

  2. Loved going through the collages that you’ve shared here. I’m a huge advocate of simplicity, so I loved the Closer Remixed one. I’ve seen some amazing collages that simply use different fonts. Such images are eye-catching, bold and convey your message in an artistic, yet clear way. The challenge is to know how the collage would be perceived by the viewer, depending on the message the designer aims to get across.

  3. Wow this is a great collection of photo collages design blog, really your ideas are the better than others. Keep it up dude I will definitely visit your sites for increase my knowledge.

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