How to make a heart with photos: In view of your anniversary, you have decided to give your sweet half a romantic gift by collecting the most beautiful moments you have spent together in a photo collage in the shape of a heart. What to say? Nice idea! I am sure that this gesture, however simple it may seem, will be greatly appreciated by the person you love.
While you’re here, then allow me to help you out and explain how to make a heart with photos. I assure you that, using programs, online services and apps suitable for the purpose – such as the ones I am about to recommend -, creating a composition of this kind will prove to be a real breeze: you just have to choose the instrument that you think may be more suitable for yours. needs and follow the instructions below.
If you are ready to start, therefore, I would say not to waste any more time and to get into the heart of the tutorial. Strength and courage: make yourself comfortable, concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and try to implement the “tips” that I will give you. If you do, your heart-shaped photo collage will make a great impression. Guaranteed!
How to make a heart with photos on a computer
Let’s start by seeing some solutions for make a heart with photos on computer. Specifically, I’ll tell you about some software and online services suitable for this purpose. Evaluate, based on your needs and tastes, which one is best for you.
One of the first programs I recommend you try, if you intend to create heart-shaped collages, is ShapeXwhich is free, simple to use and does not apply a watermark to the output images (as do many other programs of this kind, in their free versions).
SheapeX does not require tedious installation procedures to be used and is compatible with all major versions of Windows. To get it, connect to the SourceForge page that hosts itclick on the green button Download and wait for the software download to finish.
When the download is complete, open the ZIP package you have obtained, extract the contents inside it to any folder and then open the file ShapeX – Collage vx.xby double clicking on its icon.
Now, click on the button (✓) present in the box that appeared in the main program window and then click on the button Load Imagesto select all the images you intend to use for your project (in this regard, I recommend that you first collect them all in the same folder, with a simple copy and paste).
After importing the photos with which to make your collage, click on the icon in the shape of heart from the bottom menu (located in the tab MyMask) and then adjust the characteristics of the collage using the buttons you see on the screen. Using the four buttons at the top, on the left, you can arrange the images in scattered orderto Grillshaped close-up shots or in shape hexagonal.
Through the adjustment rods placed on the right, instead, you can adjust the space between the photos in the collage, their dimensions, the edges, the rounding of the corners and, again, using the icons at the top, you can apply different shapes to them, such as those of the pieces of a puzzle.
When finished, click on the symbol of floppy disk located at the top left, choose whether to apply the transparent background or not using the option Transparent Background and, after selecting the output image size, click again on the symbol floppy disk present in the lower right corner of the opened window.
Finally, in the new window that opened, choose the position and the format to export the file, click on the button Save And that’s it. You’ve got your heart-shaped collage!
One of the best online services for making heart-shaped collages And Canvaone of the most famous platform ever for the creation of various graphic works, which makes ease of use one of its main strengths.
Canva works upon registration, it is basically free, but I would like to point out the possibility of subscribing to its Pro version which gives access to extra content and functions, starting from 11.99 euros / month after a 30-day trial.
To use Canva, go to his main pageclick on one of the options located in the box First time on Canva? Subscribe!to specify why you intend to use the service, and then register to it using your address e-mailyour account Facebook or your account Google (just click on one of the appropriate buttons and fill in the registration form following the instructions on the screen).
When registration is complete, search for the term “heart” in the search field at the top and select the item Photo collage in the shape of a heart from the menu that opens. Once this is done, find the template that best suits you and click on its previewin order to open it in the Canva editor.
At this point, upload the photos you want to insert in the collage by clicking on the button Uploads placed on the left, then on the button Upload your images and upload the photos of your interest. Next, drag each photo into the collage and that’s it.
If you want to customize your project, you can do it by inserting elements additional (lines, shapes, illustrations, frames, etc.), del text or by customizing it Backgroundusing the buttons on the left.
When you have finished the job, click on the symbol down arrow at the top right, select the format where you intend to export the collage (ex. JPG, PNG or PDF) and click on the button Download, to download the final result. Simple, right?
Other solutions to make a heart with photos on PC
Of course, there are many other solutions to make a heart with photos on PC that deserve to be taken into consideration. Here are some that, in my humble opinion, are worth a look.
- ShapeCollage (Windows / macOS / Linux) – it is a free software, available for Windows, macOS and Linux, which allows you to create beautiful photo collages, using specific shapes, including that of the heart. Apply a watermark to your work, which you can remove by purchasing its paid version, which costs $ 40.
- Pixiz (Online) – is an online service that allows you to create photomontages and collages. It also integrates a function for making heart-shaped collages (which supports the insertion of a maximum number of 17 photos). I recommend you try it.
- Pho.to (Online) – is an online service that allows you to create beautiful photo collages directly online, without registration. Unfortunately it allows you to include no more than 8 photos in your project.
How to make a heart with photos on smartphones and tablets
You want to know how to make a heart with photos on smartphones and tablets? I’ll settle you right away: below are listed some apps that you will probably find useful.
Canva (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
Canva is the mobile app of the online service I told you about in one of the previous chapters of this tutorial. As for the Web version, the Canva application is also free but full access to all its features is the prerogative of subscribers to the Pro version, with costs from 11.99 euros / month. Canva is available on Android (downloadable from Play Store and from alternative stores for devices without Google services) and on iOS / iPadOS.
To download the Canva app at Androidafter having gone to the download screen of the app via the link I have provided you just now, click on the button Install and wait a few seconds; on iOS / iPadOSon the other hand, after going to the Canva download screen in the App Store (again via the link I gave you a little more on), press the button Get / Install and confirm the operation via Face ID, Touch ID or password Apple ID.
After installing and launching Canva, decide whether to log in with thee-mailwith your account Google or with your account Facebook, by pressing one of the buttons you see on the screen; then write the term “heart” In the search field at the top and select the item Photo collage in the shape of a heart from the opened menu.
Next, tap onpreview of one of the templates proposed on the screen, press the button Edit and touch one of the sample images present in the template and replace it with a photo from the Tunnel of your device (if you have not already done so, you will be asked to grant the app permission to access the photos) or with one of the example images on Canva. Repeat, therefore, the operation for all the other images in the collage and, at the end, remember to press the button (✓) to save the changes made.
To insert additional elements, click on the button (+) located at the bottom right. You will then be able to add a texta adhesivean ‘illustration and other contents to the project, according to your tastes.
When you are satisfied with the result, press the icon of up arrow (top right) and select one of the available output or sharing options (eg. Save as image, E-mail, Whatsappetc.).
Other apps to make a heart with photos
I conclude this guide with other apps to make a heart with photos: try them and see if, among them, you find any that can actually be useful.
- Shape collage (Android) – is a free app for Android devices that allows you to create photo collages of various shapes, including the heart. It is completely free.
- Phinsh Collage Maker (Android) – another app belonging to the category in question that allows you to create free photo collages to be published as a post, with which to create decorations and so on using various shapes, including that of the heart. Some graphics can be purchased via in-app purchases, starting at € 1.19.
- PhotoArt Collage Maker (iOS / iPadOS) – this application, 100% free, is only available for Apple devices, and allows you to create collages using various shapes of animals and objects: among these there is the shape of the heart