Using Blog Collages to Tell a Story

written by Beckie of

I love collages! It’s one of the best ways to tell a story with your images! Displaying a few images bundled together in a collage can convey a different emotion or message than those same few images if they were displayed separately.

It’s also a really fun way to show a series of images! For example, a start-to-finish of the bride and groom feeding each other the wedding cake, or a child lost in their own little world of imagination!

Or to display a handful of your favorite cell phone snappies!

Collages are very easy to use! The free template download that I have included in this post (there are actually 4 in the file) will show you just how easy they are (If you’ve never used templates before, they’re pretty much a drag-n-drop)! The hardest part is choosing the images that you want to use! πŸ™‚

Click HERE to download your free .psd collage template (compatible with CS# and PSE# only). And if you have any questions on how to use the template, feel free to leave a comment here or send me an email at beckie{at}beckiegkengle{dot}com!

If anyone has trouble downloading the templates, please email me at beckie{at}beckiegkengle{dot}com, I will email the zip file to you directly!

If you enjoyed reading my post and would like to follow more of my journey through life in photography, feel free to visit my blog or follow my Facebook page!

About Beckie

I'm Beckie, a fun, think-outside-the-box mama to 2 miracle children.
I love all things photography, and being able to share in this art with others!


  1. These are great! Thank you so much!

  2. jill DeRiso says:

    Just returned from a vacation with many pictures to look through. This template will come in handy, thank you!

  3. Thanks for these Beckie!! I’m a collage junkie! lol

    so I have one question that drives me insane with PS and collages – you can’t see a thumbnail of the collage, so when I want to use a collage I have to open them in CS5 before I can see what the collage looks like, and this can be very time consuming if you have a lot of collage templates (cough cough) – any tips?

    • I love collages too! And oh my goodness, that drives me crazy too! I’ve yet to figure out a way to create a thumbnail, unless I make a jpg with the matching collage name that is in the same folder so I can get a quick glance. Maybe that will help you? If I ever figure out a better way, I’ll be sure to let you know! πŸ™‚

  4. Christina says:

    Thank you!

  5. Marion Niewald says:

    Hello, I tried to download these cool templates, but ran into the problem that it wants to install a program first. Is there somewhere another option to download this without having to install a special wizzard etc? Please let me know. Thanks so much.

  6. YAY!!! I Adore collages and SO thankful for new ones!!! I would LOVE to have a lot of them but the ones I have looked out are WAY our of my price range. Thank you SO much for sharing these!!! SO SO excited!!! Blessings and love!

  7. Pat Strickland says:

    Thank you for the Collages template. I downloaded them and would appreciate instructions on how to install them into PSE or Photoshop CS6. Thank you so much for these! I’ve been wanting to create some for my scrapbook!!

    • Hi, Pat! I hope you enjoy the templates! They don’t actually get installed into PS or PSE, you actually just drag and drop them like you would a jpg image. If you need any more help, please feel free to send me an email at Beckie{at}beckieGkengle{dot}com! πŸ™‚

  8. Janice Stovall says:

    Hey Beckie! Thanks so much for the free templates, but I’m not able to download them. I’m not sure why. I click on the link but nothing happens. Can you email them to me? I would really appreciate it!

  9. Thank you!

  10. I’m glad everyone is enjoying the templates! πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks for these! I have wondered how others did this and never could figure it out. I have PSE but don’t know much about it. When you say “drag and drop”, what exactly do you mean? I can’t figure it out.

  12. Thank you so much for the template!

  13. I would like to know where in cs5 photoshop you place the downlaod. for example in cs5 photoshop went you downlaod brush you go to the brush. thanks.

  14. tried to download but have to download another program first?? takes me to a monthly fee service….your link does anyways

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