A funeral is a time to honour and remember the recently deceased. It's also a time to celebrate the happy and full life that he or she had lived. Photos of happy times and memorable events throughout your loved one's life are a perfect addition to that celebration. A photo collage can combine a multitude of pictures that family members and friends will cherish. With a few clicks of your computer mouse, those memories can be put together on a simple and elegant collage poster to show off the life your loved one lived.
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Things you need
- Digital photos on your computer
- Internet access
Visit the website www.photoworks.com in your internet browser. Click on "Upload Photos" from the top menu bar. Sign into your account or create a new account by following the instructions on the page.
Click "Choose Photos" on upload page. Choose photos from your computer that you want to use on the memorial collage. Choose photos of the recently deceased at memorable times in his or her life. Choose baby photos, a recent photo and photos of any events, such as a wedding, throughout his or her life. Choose photos of happy times.
Click on the "Photoworks" logo in the upper left-hand corner of the page. Hover your mouse over "shop" and click on "view all products." Click on "posters" under "Poster Wall Decor" in the list on the page.
Select the type of collage poster you want to create by clicking on the thumbnail of the poster or the name of the poster. Click the "create gift" button on the following page to start creating your collage poster.
Select the album with your photos using the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Drag photos from the menu bar into the poster template. Arrange photos how you would like them by dragging and dropping into various spots until you feel the poster looks how you want it to look.
Add text to the poster (if you've chosen a template with a text option) by clicking on the box(es) that say "text" on the template. Type the text you'd like to have appear on the photo. For a memorial poster, typing the name of the deceased and the dates of birth and death are appropriate, along with a short phrase or passage that is meaningful for you and the family.
Click the "preview and buy" button to review your poster once more and continue to purchase. Fill out all of your info for shipping and purchasing to order your poster.
Use a poster board or art easel to hold up your poster at the funeral. Decorate around the poster with flowers or ribbon to accent the beautiful memories you have put on display.
Tips and warnings
- Use a variety of images from different periods of time to show the full and happy life your loved one lived.
- Use a mix of full colour and black and white images to add visual interest and variety to the collage
- Do not use low resolution images, as they could end up looking grainy or blurry on the finished product.
- Do not use images with others included unless you have spoken with them first, because it may be a touchy subject for some.
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