Create your Halloween eCard with our Free Collage Templates

Create your Halloween eCard with our Free Collage Templates

Are you looking for a fun photo project to help scare up a good time? Look no further!

We’ve created some special Halloween templates so you can make your very own spook-tacular collage using PaintShop Pro. You’ll find our templates available in three formats, PSP, Photoshop and PNG format, free to download at the bottom of this post.

If you don’t have an image editor installed already, you can download a FREE 30-day trial of PaintShop Pro to get started and follow along. The same steps will apply for most image editors and, and although the tool names might be a little different, the end result should be the same.

So fire up your favorite image editor and get ready to follow along!

Making Your Free Halloween Collage in PaintShop Pro 

Step 1: Open all the files for your collage

Once you’ve downloaded and unzipped the folder holding the free collage templates, choose the one you’d like to use and open it in PaintShop Pro.

Select the 2 photos you want to use in the collage and open those in PaintShop Pro as well.

You can use the Open option from the File menu, or use the Palettes shortcut to bring up the Organizer Tray, where you can double-click or drag the photo you want up to the workspace area.

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Step 2: Copy & paste your photo into the free collage template

Next up is copying and pasting your photo into the collage template. Using keyboard shortcuts, you can select the cropped photo by pressing Ctrl+A or with menu options clicking on Selections and choosing Select All. Copy the image using Ctrl+C or going to Edit menu and clicking Copy.

Now, click on the tab that has the Halloween collage template and paste the first photo by pressing Ctrl+V or going to Edit menu and clicking Paste As New Layer.

Step 3: Move your photo layer into place

When you paste your photo into the free collage template, it will appear above all your other layers (at the top of your Layers palette).

You’ll need to move the photo layer into the right position, so click it and, with the mouse button still pressed down, drag the layer and place it underneath Mask – Image Placeholder 1 (like in the screenshot below).

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Step 4: Resize photo to fit the frame

With the Pick tool selected (the white arrow), our next step is to resize the photo for the frame and drag it into the opening.

Making sure you’re in Scale mode, start by grabbing the corner of the photo and stretching it to fit the frame. This part can sometimes be a game of trial and error to get the right positioning and sizing you need.

Have a look at the screenshot below to get an idea and then it’s on to the final step!

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Step 5: Repeat process for second photo

Once you’ve got your first photo in place, your next task will be to finish off your collage by repeating the steps with the second photo.

Copy and paste it into the collage template, move it into position (this time under Mask – Image Placeholder 2), then stretch it to fit the frame—and you’re all done!

Here’s what my finished product looks like.

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Get your free collage templates and trial download!

Get started making your own Halloween memories and download our pack of FREE collage templates below—and don’t forget to try the free 30-day trial of PaintShop Pro today!

Click below to download our pack of FREE collage templates!

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Comments (16)

  • Robert-Jan de Ridder Reply

    Dear Alex,
    Yesterday i have subscribed to the newsletter. Saddly i did nog receive a new screen (after refreshing) with a download link for the Halloween collage.
    Can you help me further please?
    Sincere,
    Rob

    August 16, 2016 at 4:41 am
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Rob, sorry for the delay here. We’ll send these (and some bonus extras) out to you asap! Thanks for your patience on this.

      November 9, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  • Andrea Martin Reply

    The X8 version of PSP is fantastic! Great job, Corel.

    October 30, 2015 at 2:53 am
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Glad to hear you’re loving it, Andrea – thanks for the feedback!

      October 30, 2015 at 2:32 pm
  • C.W.lemson Reply

    Ik heb mij aangemeld en de registratie bevestigd!
    Maar ik vind geen downloadknop voor de free collage template!

    October 28, 2015 at 11:18 am
    • C.W.lemson Reply

      O.K. ik heb de downloads ontdekt en binnen gehaald.
      Bedankt hiervoor.

      October 28, 2015 at 11:21 am
      • Alex Brazeau Reply

        Hi CW, thanks for the feedback and for letting us know you got the templates!

        October 28, 2015 at 7:51 pm
  • Dino Morales Reply

    ok now download !

    October 28, 2015 at 2:07 am
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Glad to hear you got it sorted, Dino! We’ll send an email out to everyone soon with the templates just in case anyone couldn’t get them.

      October 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm
  • ken Reply

    free Halloween templates did not show after registering.
    I have been purchasing and using PSP from version 2 to 8x now. I love the video tutorials and wish there were more.

    October 27, 2015 at 10:42 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, Ken! Always great to hear from a longtime user. Wee’re going to get an email out to our subscriber list with the templates just in case anyone has run into the same troubles.

      Anything in particular you’d like to learn in a video tutorial? We’ll have some new ones coming soon.

      October 28, 2015 at 7:47 pm
  • Heinz Reply

    E-mail is registered, but can not download. Why?
    Link to download?

    October 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Thanks for getting in touch, Heinz. A refresh of the page after confirming your email address should reveal the links. Our team is looking into any issues, but for now just hang tight and we’ll get the templates over to you soon!

      October 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm
      • Dino Morales Reply

        E-mail is registered, but can not download. Why?
        Link to download?

        October 28, 2015 at 2:05 am
  • Alan Flower Reply

    Free Halloween Collage

    Where is the link for the collage zip file?

    October 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Alan, once you’ve confirmed your email address as an Insider (using the box above), just give the page a refresh and you should see three links to download the template packs where the signup box was. Let us know if you’re having any troubles and we’ll check it out!

      October 26, 2015 at 12:46 pm

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