A collage of clothes . . .

I was messing around making a collage the other day, and I came across this pretty cool action. It’s called Panos’s BnBig Picture- you can get it by clicking here and scrolling almost all the way down to the bottom of the page- look under the header “Frames and Mattes” and it’s #42.

It’s pretty easy to use- here’s what my image looked like before I ran the action. Basically you just put a bunch of square pictures side by side, with no extra space around any of the pictures.

This image has been shrunk down for web-sized viewing, and the action will still work on a web-sized image (you can grab this one and try it to test it out if you want), but I think the shadows turn out better if you start with a bigger image. Mine was like 2400px x 2400px originally.

When you have all your square pictures set up, just run the BnBig Picture action and it turns into this!

Pretty sweet, huh? :)

Now you can just use Photoshop, or Gimpshop or whatever to put your square images together, no problem- but if you have Lightroom 2, it’s even easier to make grids of pictures like the one above. Basically you just select all your pictures and choose “Print to File”- then you can pick one of their premade contact sheets and it’ll put all your images in a grid for you. Even if they’re not already square, you can just click a button and it will make them all square for you. :) Then instead of printing it out on your printer, it’ll just make a large JPG image of what you see on the screen. Super easy! :) I learned more about that trick from this tutorial here.

Now why on earth am I making a collage of a bunch of clothes?? :p

Well, it’s out with the old and in with the new! :)

abercrombie & fitch, j. crew, GAP, Old Navy, Ann Taylor LOFT, BEBE, American Eagle, Izod sweaters on eBay

I’m cleaning out my closets- and these are all going up for sale on eBay if you see one that catches your eye. ;) 

abercrombie & fitch, j. crew, GAP, Old Navy, Ann Taylor LOFT, BEBE, American Eagle, Izod sweaters on eBay

I’ve got sweaters, tops, jeans, skirts…

abercrombie & fitch, j. crew, GAP, Old Navy, Ann Taylor LOFT, BEBE, American Eagle, Izod sweaters on eBay

from Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, GAP, Bebe, The Limited, Ann Taylor LOFT and too many more. :blush: 

abercrombie & fitch, j. crew, GAP, Old Navy, Ann Taylor LOFT, BEBE, American Eagle, Izod sweaters on eBay

My eBay Auctions

Ok, I’ll stop now. ;)

Well, I hope you found this little mini-tutorial fun and helpful! :) Thanks so much for looking! :)

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Sweet Simplicity November 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I love your new fall layout! It is so pretty!


courtney b November 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

thanks so much for the great ideas! i love your blog so much!!!


Morgan November 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Oh my gosh! I have that exact same Abercrombie cardi! I got it from my boyfriend my junior year of high school… I see your getting rid of yours, so is it sad that I still love Love LOVE mine????


Valerie November 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I love to learn something new. Thanks for passing that one. I will give it a try.


Jackie November 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm

That’s pretty neat! I don’t think your clothes are one size fits all :P I mean they wouldn’t fit me, but I like what you’ve done with them :) It looks like what smilebox does with their imaging software . Smilebox.com is about my speed lol but I am tickled pink for you :)

Even though I don’t understand what all the mumbo jumbo talk was about at vivians photography website, it sounds like a lot of fun and ‘yours and hers’ pictures, look great, but I only have GIMP , and no knowledge of how to use it , whatsoever :(

Have a fun fantastic weekend!


Melissa November 13, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Sent my bids in… woo-hoo! Thanks for the action tip as well. You rock!


Emmy November 13, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Love that plugin! My question, I am new to Gimp.. how do you load new actions into Gimp? Thanks!


Candice S. November 13, 2009 at 7:44 pm

all i can say is….. you rock!!!!! I LOVE the collage look! Fabulous!!! Fabulous!!! You are my hero! I am soooo going to use this for some gifts I am making for Christmas!!

Thank you for all you do for your fans!!!!


Nancy November 14, 2009 at 9:04 am

That is so cool action!!! Thanks for sharing your tips. Can I Ask you one little question with changing the font in blogs… I fallow all your tutorial and it works the only thig is that I have 2 titles of everything, the old one and the new one. What can I do??? or did I do something wrong?? Thanks for your help


Barb in FL November 14, 2009 at 10:09 am

I really liked that action…I liked the clothes also! I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks Amanda!


Amy Johnson November 14, 2009 at 11:49 am

Thanks for the great tip…I LOVE learning how to do new things with pictures…maybe I should actually start USING some of the stuff I’ve learned!


Sarah November 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm

OH, yes…I’ll be using this! :) Thanks, Amanda!


{Abby M} November 14, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Hey Amanda!
OK this has nothing to do with this article but I have one quick question. What font do you use for the main body of your blog posts? Can we access it on your site or on Blogger? I *LOVE* it so much and would love to use it on my blog.

BTW…I figured out how to use your fonts on my blog with that tutorial. I’ll give you the link once my blog is finished being redesigned!


Cathy November 16, 2009 at 1:26 am

Your pics are great… thanks for the tip… will go check it out.


Diane November 16, 2009 at 9:28 pm

You are totally amazing!! I am green with envy over your creative ideas and your boundless energy!! Thanks for all the step-by-step instructions….now for the time to try it all!! :)


Meg November 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm

How cool! Thanks for sharing!


Melanie November 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Ha! I have those Abercrombie sweaters too! From the mid 90’s….does that mean I need to clean out my closet too???


Kate December 3, 2009 at 12:24 am

I Love, Love, Love your site!! Thanks for the fonts!!


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