How to Make a Contact Sheet
Contact Sheets, sometimes known as proof sheets, contact prints, and index sheets, put together thumbnails of photos from a shoot, a holiday, an event or similar.
They have many applications. For example, photographers often use them to put photos from a shoot into one sheet, which can be passed on to clients to select the best pictures.
How do you make a contact sheet?
In this post, we will show you how to make 2 types of contact sheets — simple sheets where thumbnails are rectangular and those where thumbnails are in a particular shape.
Make a Simple Contact Sheet
Steps to design a contact sheet:
1. Open TurboCollage and set your collage to use the Picture Pile pattern.
2. Add pictures that you want to appear on your sheet.
3. Use the “spreadout to regular arrangement” control at the bottom, as shown below.
4. Make all pictures horizontal using the tool shown in the screenshot below.
Make a Contact Sheet with Thumbnails in a given Shape
Steps to design a contact sheet with thumbnails in a given shape:
1. Open TurboCollage and set your collage to use the Advanced Pile pattern.
2. Add pictures that you want to appear on your sheet. By default, images are set in a circle shape.
3. Select all your pictures to use a shape using the tool shown in the screenshot below. In this case, we use an octagon shape.
4. Use the “spreadout to regular arrangement” control at the bottom, as shown below.
Here’s a video that demonstrates the creation of a contact sheet:
You can learn more about creating collages with shapes here.
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