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Make a Number Photo Collage in 60 Seconds

by FigrCollage Team | Last updated June 4, 2020

Make Number Photo Collage

Are you looking to make a photo collage in the shape of a number?

Would you like to decorate your child's first birthday party with a number 1 photo collage made from their photos?

In this post, we will show you how to make a number photo collage from any number. We will provide step-by-step instructions and a short video demonstrating the creation of the collage.

You will be able to make a number photo collage for any number after you've read this article. You will be able to make number 1 photo collage, number 2 photo collage, number 50 photo collage, or number 99 photo collage!

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

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

Number Photo Pile Collage

Number 1 photo pile collage

Number 1 photo pile collage

Number 2 photo pile collage with pictures masked using the number 2 shape

Number 2 photo pile collage with pictures masked using the number 2 shape

Number 3 photo pile collage with pictures placed at the edges of number 3 only

Number 3 photo pile collage with pictures placed at the edges of number 3 only

Number 4 photo pile collage with pictures placed outside number 4

Number 4 photo pile collage with pictures placed outside number 4

Number 5 photo pile collage with pictures placed outside the number 5 as well as masked using the number 5 shape

Number 5 photo pile collage with pictures placed outside the number 5 as well as masked using the number 5 shape

Number Photo Grid Collage

Number 10 photo grid collage

Number 10 photo grid collage

Number 20 photo grid collage with pictures masked using number 20 shape

Number 20 photo grid collage with pictures masked using number 20 shape

Number 30 photo grid collage with pictures placed at the shape edges only

Number 30 photo grid collage with pictures placed at the shape edges only

Number 40 photo grid collage with pictures placed outside the number

Number 40 photo grid collage with pictures placed outside the number

Number 50 photo grid collage with pictures placed outside the number as well as masked using the number

Number 50 photo grid collage with pictures placed outside the number as well as masked using the number

Number Collage Made Using a Grid of Circles

Number 6 collage made using a grid of circles

Number 6 collage made using a grid of circles

Number 25 collage made using a grid of circles and masked using the number

Number 25 collage made using a grid of circles and masked using the number

Number Collage Made Using a Grid of Hexagons

Number 1 photo collage made using a grid of hexagons

Number 1 photo collage made using a grid of hexagons

Number 7 collage made using a grid of hexagons and masked using the number

Number 7 collage made using a grid of hexagons and masked using the number

We will now provide you with step-by-step instructions to make the number photo collages shown above.

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

Make a Number 1 Shaped Photo Collage - Step by Step Instructions

Let's see how to make a collage for number 1. You can make a collage for any other number using similar steps.

We'll use screenshots of Windows PC app for this demo. Still, Mac users can follow the same steps because interface and functionality are similar on both platforms.

Number one photo collage

1. Open FigrCollage software, and click "Use Text" as the shape as shown in the screenshot below. Enter any number that you want to turn into a photo collage. For this example, we will use number 1. You can also set a font for the selected number.

Open FigrCollage and set number 1 as shape

2. Add Pictures to use in the collage. For this example, we have used pictures of flowers.

Add pictures to use in the number photo collage

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

Generate Number Photo Collage

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

Cell Placement =
Default

Cell Placement =
Shape Edges Only

Cell Placement =
Shape Masked

Cell Style =
Freeform

Number 1 photo pile collage
Number 3 photo pile collage with pictures placed at the edges of number 3 only
Number 2 photo pile collage with pictures masked using the number 2 shape

Cell Style =
Rectangular

Number 10 photo grid collage
Number 30 photo grid collage with pictures placed at the shape edges only
Number 20 photo grid collage with pictures masked using number 20 shape

Cell Style =
Hexagonal

Number 1 photo collage made using a grid of hexagons
Number 2 photo collage with pictures placed at the edges only
Number 7 collage made using a grid of hexagons and masked using the number

Cell Style =
Circular

Number 6 collage made using a grid of circles
Number 5 photo collage with pictures placed at the edges only
Number 25 collage made using a grid of circles and masked using the number

Cell Placement =
Default

Cell Placement =
Shape Edges Only

Cell Placement =
Shape Masked

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

Number 1 collage with pictures placed outside the number

5. How to print the number photo collage you've created — First, export your 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 and frame the number collage for a birthday party or have a fabulous canvas made from one of the online print services.

Print number photo collage

Want to see the above in action?  Here's a video:

Tweet This Number Photo Collage Making Method

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

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