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How to Make a Heart-Shaped Photo Collage in 60 Seconds

by FigrCollage Team | Last updated June 3, 2020

Make Heart Shaped Picture Collage

You just returned from a perfect vacation with your loved one, and you're looking to turn those fantastic memories into a gorgeous photo collage.

Or, you are looking for ideas to decorate a wall in your house with photos.

How about making a personalized heart-shaped photo collage frame from your pictures?

In this post, we will show you how to make a heart photo collage from your photos — without breaking the bank or learning complicated software like Photoshop.

Anyone can do it — no design background, no expertise required!

Here's a preview of heart shape photo collages that you can make after you've read this article:

Heart Shape Photo Pile Collage

Heart photo pile collage

Heart photo pile collage

Heart photo pile collage with pictures masked using the heart shape

Heart photo pile collage with pictures masked using the heart shape

Heart photo pile collage with pictures placed at the heart edges only

Heart photo pile collage with pictures placed at the heart edges only

Heart photo pile collage with pictures placed outside the heart shape

Heart photo pile collage with pictures placed outside the heart shape

Heart photo pile collage with pictures placed outside the heart shape as well as masked using the heart shape

Heart photo pile collage with pictures placed outside the heart shape as well as masked using the heart shape

Heart Shape Photo Grid Collage

Heart shape photo grid collage

Heart shape photo grid collage

Heart shape photo grid collage with pictures masked using the heart shape

Heart shape photo grid collage with pictures masked using the heart shape

Heart photo grid collage with pictures placed at the shape edges only

Heart photo grid collage with pictures placed at the shape edges only

Heart photo grid collage with pictures placed outside the heart shape

Heart photo grid collage with pictures placed outside the heart shape

Heart photo grid collage with pictures placed outside the heart shape as well as masked using the heart shape

Heart photo grid collage with pictures placed outside the heart shape as well as masked using the heart shape

Heart Shape Collage Made Using a Grid of Circles

Heart shape collage made using a grid of circles

Heart shape collage made using a grid of circles

Heart shape collage made using a grid of circles and masked using the heart shape

Heart shape collage made using a grid of circles and masked using the heart shape

Heart Shape Collage Made Using a Grid of Hexagons

Heart shape collage made using a grid of hexagons

Heart shape collage made using a grid of hexagons

Heart shape collage made using a grid of hexagons and masked using the heart shape

Heart shape collage made using a grid of hexagons and masked using the heart shape

Now that you've seen the different heart shape collages that you can make let's actually move towards creating them.

Before we get started, download and install FigrCollage; it takes less than a minute to download and complete the installation.

Why download a heart collage maker app, why not online?

First, it is incredibly fast and easy to download, install, and get started with FigrCollage.

Second, you would not have to upload your photos to an online website repetitively. Your photos would remain safe and secure on your computer.

Third, there's no limit on the number of times you can modify/edit your collage to get the perfect output. Online services are usually more suitable for small fixed template photos.

We recommend that you download and try FigrCollage for yourself! We bet you'd be surprised by the available options, quality of results, and FigrCollage's ease of use.

Make a Heart Shape Collage - Step by Step Instructions

We will now provide you with comprehensive step-by-step instructions to make the heart shape collages shown above. These instructions use Mac screenshots, but Windows users can follow them because Windows software has similar user interface and functions.

1. Open FigrCollage software, and select Heart shape as the shape to use for your collage.

Open FigrCollage, and select Heart shape

2. Add pictures that you'd like to use in your Heart shape collage.

Add pictures to use in Heart collage

3. Select the "Freeform" cell style and "Default" cell placement, and then click Generate Collage to build your heart collage layout.

Generate Heart Shape Collage

You can select different cell styles and cell placements, as shown in the table below to create various types of heart shape collages.

Cell Placement =
Default

Cell Placement =
Shape Edges Only

Cell Placement =
Shape Masked

Cell Style =
Freeform

Heart photo pile collage
Heart photo pile collage with pictures placed at the heart edges only
Heart photo pile collage with pictures masked using the heart shape

Cell Style = Rectangular

Heart shape photo grid collage
Heart photo grid collage with pictures placed at the shape edges only
Heart shape photo grid collage with pictures masked using the heart shape

Cell Style = Hexagonal

Heart shape collage made using a grid of hexagons
Heart shape collage made using hexagons placed at shape edges
Heart shape collage made using a grid of hexagons and masked using the heart shape

Cell Style =
Circular

Heart shape collage made using a grid of circles
Heart shape collage made using circles placed at shape edges
Heart shape collage made using a grid of circles and masked using the heart shape

4. If you'd like to place pictures outside the heart shape, then invert shape as shown in the screenshot below and regenerate the collage.

Place pictures outside instead of inside the heart collage

5. How to print the heart collage you've created — First, export your heart collage to a JPG, PNG, or TIFF image as shown in the screenshot below. Second, print the JPG using a local printer, an online printing service, or an in-store printing service. You can print the heart shape collage and frame it or have a fabulous heart collage canvas made from one of the online print services.

Export heart collage to a JPG and print it

Want to see a video of making a heart shape collage using FigrCollage?  Here's a 49-second video:

Heart collage templates and why we aren’t big fans of templates

Templates are great — you can plug your photos in, and that’s it. But, templates don’t let you be creative and play with your design — you’re stuck with a few template options and no more.

On the other hand, FigrCollage lets you customize your heart collage design. You can add a small or large number of photos, utilize the various cell styles, cell placements, change the size and rotation of pictures, and do a lot more.

Additionally, FigrCollage is super-easy to use, and it will take you no more than a few minutes to make your heart shape collage!

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So, the next time you need to make a heart shape collage from your photos — use FigrCollage! 

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