Welcome to Vivid Collage. With Vivid Collage you can create collages of photos, text,
sketches, and more.
1. Creating a New Collage
To create a new collage, tap on the "+" item on the "My Gallery" screen.
You will now be able to set background and size of your new collage.
Once you are satisfied with the settings, tap on "Create New Collage"
to get started.
You will now be presented with the edit screen. Here
you can tap "Gallery" to return the list of
your collages, "Share" to share the collage,
"Canvas" to alter the canvas settings,
"Add" to add items, and
"Pan/Zoom" to toggle pan zoom mode. You cannot
change the collage while in pan/zoom mode.
Use the left and right arrows in the top
left of the screen to undo and redo changes.
2. Adding Items
To add an item to your scene tap the "Add" button.
You can add:
Images like photos (e.g from your photo album) or drawings.
Stickers (symbols) from Vivid Collage's library
Shapes like rectangles and circles
Tap on the type of item that you want to add.
3. Selecting and Manipulating Items
To select an item tap on it. Once selected you will see
a number of control points surrounding the item, and a list
of property categories at the bottom of the screen.
Items can be manipulated in four different modes:
Position. For changing position, rotation and size.
Crop. For changing cropping of e.g. images
Perspective. For chaining the perspective.
Warp. Adding and chaining warp effect.
The current mode can be changed by tapping on the mode selection
icon at the top of the screen.
You can delete an item by tapping on the white
cross in the upper right corner of the item (when selected).
Position and scale
When the "Position" mode is selected, you can
Reposition items by dragging them
Resize by dragging corners or pinching. The corner control points will resize without stretching, while the
control points on the sides will stretch the item.
Rotate by pinching or using the yellow arrow.
The "Reposition menu" accessible from the "Reposition" item at the top
of the screen, enables you perform simple positional changes and
move an item to front or back of the layers.
In "Crop" mode, you can:
Change crop frame of images and text by dragging the sides control points
For images, you can also
reposition, rescale, or rotate the photo inside the frame by pinching and dragging the photo.
The "Set Crop" menu allows you to reset the crop or recenter a photo
In "Perspective" mode, you can alter the perspective of an item by
dragging the control point corners.
The "Perspectives" menu enables you to choose from a range
of predefined perspectives.
In "Warp" mode, you can "warp" items by dragging
the control points of an item
The "Change warp" menu allows you to select from a number of predefined
Items have various properties. E.g.:
Opacity and blend
Frames and filters for images
Colors for text and shapes
Font settings and alignment for text
These properties are all accessible from the different properties at the bottom
of the screen when an item is selected.
All items can have an artificial reflection attached to them. Example:
To add this effect, select an item and tap the reflection button.
You can adjust the gap between the item and its reflection
and the top and foot opacity by dragging
Opacity, Blend and Clip
The opacity settings, allows you to make items semi-transparent and
use one of the blend modes for special composition effects.
Additionally, you can use the "Clip to previous layer" option
to clip or mask an item to that of the last non-clipped item in the
layers list below the item.
Items can have drop shadows. You can alter the offset, angle,
blur and color (e.g. for glow effects) by dragging
the sliders and tappings on the the colors.
Use the globe button for assigning "global shadows" to
Frames and Filters
Images can have frames. You can select a frame from the frame options (under "More" on iPhone)
and adjust its width by dragging the slider.
You can also add filters to your images. Filters are accessible from the "Filters" options.
You can add multiple filters and Vivid Collage will try to apply the filters
to the photo one-by-one in a meaningful order. Some filters can be
adjusted by dragging the associated slides.
To remove or reset a filter,
tap on the associated "Remove" button.
You can use the "Draw On" option to access the drawing tools that allows
you to paint on and mask an image.
Once a text item has been selected, the text can be edited
by double tapping on it to reveal the "Edit Text" screen.
On the "Edit text" screen, you can alter fonts and colors of individual
segments of the text by tapping on "Font" or the color symbol in
the lower right corner of the screen. Press "Done" to finish
editing the text.
Fonts and Alignment
For text items, you can change the fonts and font size by tapping on the "Font"
option at the bottom of the screen and selecting a font.
It is possible to download and add additional fonts, by tapping on the "Install"
You can also change the alignment of the text, by accessing the "Alignment"
options (under "More" on iPhone).
For text and shapes, you can pick colors for fill and stroke
in the "Color" properties. You can use gradient
colors to fill items.
4. Manipulating the Canvas
The canvas and canvas size properties are accessible by
tapping on the "Canvas" item at the bottom of the screen.
Here you can alter the canvas size, the background, and
also access the list of layers. Press "Done" to
stop manipulating the canvas.
Canvas backgrounds can be color, predefined images, or
a custom images (e.g. from your Photo Album).
You can manipulate the background scale, position,
and orientation by pinching and dragging while you
have selected the canvas.
An overview of items sorted by layer is available in the layers list which
can be accessed from "Canvas" on iPhone and using the "Drawer" on iPad.
The drawer is opened by tapping on the drawer icon.
The layer list displays all items in the current collage:
You can reorder the items by tapping on "Reorder" and dragging items
up and down.
You can lock items, so that they cannot be selected outside the
"Layers" list by tapping on the padlock. Unlock by tapping on it
You can share your collage with friends and family by tapping
the "Share" button
You will now see a preview of the final collage.
Tap on the "Action" button in the upper right corner
of the screen once you are satisfied with the preview,
and you'll be presented with a list of of sharing options.
The share menu allows you to:
Save to photo album
Upload to Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr
Upload to Dropbox
Copy to clipboard or open in another app
Export the image as document (e.g. to iCloud Drive)
7. Document Handling
To delete a collage, select the collage on the "My Gallery"
screen without opening (single tap), and
tap on the trash icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
You can also synchronize your collages using iCloud.
Select the collage you wish to synchronize and tap
on the "cloud" icon with an arrow below it in the lower left corner of
the screen to enable synchronization for that particular