Fotor Editing & Collage: Complete Stunning Guide
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 7 min read


  1. Get started with Fotor
  2. How to import and organize photos
  3. How to use basic editing tools
  4. How to use advanced editing tools
  5. How to create a collage
  6. How to use effects and filters
  7. How to add text and stickers
  8. How to save and share your work

Are you eager to edit and collage with Fotor but not sure where to start? Fear not, this guide is here to help. We'll walk you through the process from start to finish, showing you how to get started with Fotor, all the way to saving and sharing your creative work. You'll soon find that using Fotor to edit and create collages is easier than you think, and a whole lot of fun too!

Get started with Fotor

First things first, let's get you up and running with Fotor. It's a simple and straightforward process, so don't worry if you're not tech-savvy. Here's how:

  1. Download and Install: Fotor is available both as an online tool and a downloadable app. You can find it on the Fotor website or app store depending on your device.
  2. Create an Account: Once you've got the app or accessed the website, you'll need to create an account. Simply enter your email address and choose a password. You can also sign in with your Facebook or Google account if that's more convenient for you.
  3. Get Familiar: Now that you're signed in, take a few moments to explore. You'll find the editing and collage tools on the main screen. Don't worry, we'll guide you through how to use these later.

And there you have it! You're all set to edit and collage with Fotor. In the following sections, we'll dive into the specifics of how to import and organize your photos, use the editing tools, create eye-catching collages, and much more. So, let's get started!

How to import and organize photos

Now that you're all set up, you're probably itching to start editing. But first, we need some photos to work with. Here's how to import and organize your photos on Fotor:

  1. Importing Photos: On the main screen, click on the "Open" button and select the photos you want to import from your device. You can also drag and drop photos directly into the Fotor interface. It's that simple!
  2. Organizing Photos: After importing your photos, you can organize them into different albums. Click on "Create New Album" on the left-hand menu, give your album a name, and start dragging your photos into it. This will make it easier to find and manage your photos later on.
  3. Sorting Photos: You can sort your photos by date, name, or even color. Just click on the "Sort By" drop-down menu at the top of your album and select your preferred sorting method.

And voila! Your photos are now imported and organized, ready to be edited and transformed into stunning collages. Keep in mind that a well-organized photo library makes the editing and collage-making process with Fotor a breeze. So, let's move on to the exciting part — editing!

How to use basic editing tools

With your freshly imported and organized photos, let's dive into the heart of Fotor: the editing tools. Fotor offers a range of editing tools that are easy to use and incredibly effective. Here's a quick guide on how to use the basic ones:

  1. Cropping: To give your photo a new shape or focus on a specific part, use the "Crop" tool. Just select the tool, drag the corners to adjust the frame, and press "Apply". It's as easy as pie!
  2. Adjusting Brightness and Contrast: You can adjust the brightness and contrast of your photos using the sliders under the "Basic" tab in the left-hand menu. Moving the sliders left or right will decrease or increase the brightness and contrast, respectively.
  3. Correcting Color: Fotor's 'Color' tool is perfect for adjusting the saturation, temperature, and tint of your photos. This tool can be a game-changer in making your photos pop.
  4. Rotating and Flipping: Want to change the orientation of your photo? The "Rotate" and "Flip" tools are your best friends. You can find these tools under the "Rotate" tab.

These basic editing tools are your stepping stones in achieving that picture-perfect photo. Once you've mastered these, you'll be able to edit and collage with Fotor like a pro. But don't stop here — Fotor still has a lot more to offer!

How to use advanced editing tools

Now that you've got the hang of basic editing, it's time to take your skills up a notch. Let's explore Fotor's advanced editing tools. These tools can truly transform your photos and turn them into pieces of art.

  1. Beauty Retouching: Ever wondered how professional photographers make their models look flawless? Fotor's Beauty retouching tools are the secret. They'll help you smooth out skin, whiten teeth, and even apply digital makeup. But remember, the key is subtlety.
  2. Clone: Fotor's clone tool helps you duplicate or remove specific elements from your picture. This tool is handy if you want to copy a beautiful butterfly from one part of your image to another. Or, maybe, you want to remove that photobombing squirrel.
  3. Magic Clipper: Want to isolate a particular object from your photo? The Magic Clipper tool is your magic wand. It helps you cut out subjects accurately without much effort.
  4. Focus: This tool lets you blur the background while keeping the main subject in sharp focus. It's perfect for portraits or highlighting a specific object in a photo.

With these advanced editing tools, you can create images that not only look professional but also tell a compelling visual story. Remember, the best way to edit and collage with Fotor is to experiment and play around with different tools and effects.

How to create a collage

Creating a collage is a fun and creative way to display your photos. You can tell a whole story, capture a mood, or simply show off your best snaps. Here's how you can create a collage with Fotor.

  1. Select Collage: On Fotor's main page, choose the "Collage" option. This will open a new canvas for you to start your collage masterpiece.
  2. Choose a Template: Fotor offers a variety of collage templates. Whether you're going for a classic grid layout or a funky shape, there's a template for you.
  3. Add Photos: Now it's time to add your photos. Simply drag and drop your chosen photos into the collage cells. You can adjust the size and position of each photo within its cell.
  4. Edit and Arrange: With Fotor, you can edit each photo within the collage individually. You can also move them around until you're happy with the arrangement.
  5. Customize the Background: Finally, don't forget to customize your collage's background. Fotor lets you change the color, adjust the spacing, and even add borders.

Creating a collage with Fotor is that straightforward. The possibilities are endless—so go ahead, get creative, and bring your photo stories to life.

How to use effects and filters

One of the most exciting features of Fotor is its wide range of effects and filters. These tools can dramatically transform your photos in just a few clicks. Let's dive into how you can edit and collage with Fotor using effects and filters.

  1. Select a Photo: First off, choose a photo you want to edit. This could be a single image or a photo within your collage.
  2. Open Effects Tab: On the left side, click on the "Effects" tab. You'll see a range of different filters, each with its unique style.
  3. Choose an Effect: Explore the effects and select one that suits your photo. Fotor offers a range of effects, from vintage to cinematic, pop art to black and white.
  4. Adjust the Intensity: Too much? Too little? With Fotor, you can adjust the intensity of the filter to get the look you want. Simply use the slider to increase or decrease the effect.
  5. Apply Additional Filters: Want to add more drama? You can layer multiple filters to create a unique look. But remember, the key is balance—you don't want to overpower your photo.

And voila! You've transformed your photo using Fotor's effects and filters. It's a fun, easy way to take your photos to the next level. Remember, the best way to learn is by experimenting—so don't be afraid to try different effects and see what works best for your images. Happy editing!

How to add text and stickers

What's a photo without a little personality, right? With Fotor, you can add text and stickers to give your images a creative twist. Whether you're designing a collage or editing a single image, here's how you can do it.

  1. Pick a photo: Start by choosing a photo to edit and collage with Fotor. It could be a single snap or a collage you're working on.
  2. Click on 'Text' or 'Sticker' option: On the left side, you'll see the 'Text' and 'Sticker' options. Click on the one you want to use.
  3. Select a style: From fun stickers to stylish text fonts, Fotor has you covered. Pick the one that best suits your photo.
  4. Customize it: Want to make it more personal? You can customize the color, size, and position of your text or sticker. Simply click on it and adjust the settings as you like.
  5. Save your changes: Once you're happy with the additions, don't forget to save your changes. You wouldn't want your creativity to go to waste, would you?

That's it! With these simple steps, you can add a touch of creativity to your photos. So, go ahead and bring your photos to life with Fotor's text and sticker features. After all, photos are meant to tell a story, and what better way to do it than with some eye-catching text and fun stickers?

How to save and share your work

Once you're done editing and collaging with Fotor, the final step is to save your masterpiece and share it with the world. But how exactly do you do that? No worries, we've got you covered.

  1. Click 'Save': After you've added the final touches to your photo or collage, click on the 'Save' button on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Choose a format: Fotor gives you the option to save your work in various formats like JPEG, PNG, or even PDF. Choose the one that suits your needs.
  3. Choose quality: Depending on where you plan to use the image, you can choose the quality of the saved file. Remember, higher quality means a larger file size.
  4. Save to your device: You can save your work directly to your computer, phone, or even to your Fotor cloud storage if you have an account.
  5. Share your work: Ready to show off your editing skills? Click on the 'Share' button to post your work directly to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Remember to use the hashtag #FotorMasterpiece to let the world see your creation!

So there you have it! You're now fully equipped to edit and collage with Fotor, save your work, and share it with the world. Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep experimenting with different tools and features. Who knows? You might just discover your hidden talent for photo editing.

If you enjoyed our blog post on "Fotor Editing & Collage: Complete Stunning Guide" and want to take your collage skills to the next level, check out Christine Kim's workshop, 'Crafting a Creative Voice through Collage!.' This workshop will guide you through the process of creating stunning collages while helping you develop your unique creative voice in the process.