Montage is the process (and result) of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs.
Usually, this is accomplished by using image-editing software. The technique is referred to by professionals as “compositing”.
A similar technique called Collage is regarded as a work of visual arts made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. One can create Digital collages by using computer tools in collage creation, to encourage chance associations of disparate visual elements and the subsequent transformation of the visual results through the use of electronic media.
Mosaic is the art of decoration with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other material. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral.
A tile mosaic is a digital image made up of individual tiles, arranged in a non-overlapping fashion, e.g. to make a static image on a shower room or bathing pool floor, by breaking the image down into square pixels formed from ceramic tiles.
These digital images are coarse in resolution and often simply express text, such as the depth of the pool in various places, but some such digital images are used to show a sunset or other beach theme. Obviously digital images expressed in ceramic tile are of very low resolution.
Collages, Montages and Mosaics are fun to create, and the results are usually truly amazing. The montages and collages can be used for many things, it is nice create montages of memorable events, to make wallpapers or wall tappets, or even to prepare an interesting montage greeting.
Today, using the internet, montage creating became both easier and faster. It is very interesting to create montage out of search results, because it is a way of finding out new meanings for searches. It can give you ideas of which you never thought before.
Once you start creating montages, you will probably never want to stop; there are so many things that can be montaged!
- Montage greetings for holidays and special occasions!
- Montage pictures of your favorite vacation!
- Montage all your photo albums!
- Montage an original year photo, or year book!
- Montage pictures of your favorite sports team!
- Montage pictures of your pets!
- Montage drawings of your favorite artists, or even your own!
- Create original games using montages!
If you have a website, putting a collage of your website on the homepage really improves the looks of your website.
There are plenty montage software out there, I would like to recommend one in particular:
At http://www.montagerator.com, you can easily create collages, montages and mosaics online. You can use a built in mechanism to search images from the web, use your own images, or montage an entire website in a single click You can also include text in the montage, enabling you to create amazing greetings. Many beginners and intermediate users have chosen it to be their favorite collage website.