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Sports Collages

Allen Cain , Jun 20, 2009; 08:11 a.m.

Can anyone tell me where to get the really cool Sport Collage software? Also if you know of a lab that does this work, any info is appreciated.

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Christopher Kalafarski , Jun 20, 2009; 10:14 a.m.

Maybe I'm reading your post wrong, but when you say "the" software, it makes me think you're looking for some specific software package called "Sports Collage." As I'd never heard of that, I did some googling, and I'm still not sure what you're talking about. I saw some services that make sport collages, so if you are simply looking for that, the answer in terms of software is undoubtedly Photoshop and some hard work (masking, etc). Regarding labs, I don't think there are going to too many printers that do this kind of thing; like I said I saw some services online specifically for creating sports collages (though to be honest most looked very bad). I'm guessing any "really cool" examples you've seen have been custom jobs by an actual graphic designer, so if you're wanting to get one great collage done for yourself or someone you know, you should look into that route.

Nathan Meador , Jun 20, 2009; 03:58 p.m.

What software do you have already? How big are you wanting to make these collages, and for what level of sport (high school or pros)?

If you have Microsoft Excel, you can make some pretty good collages, simple but good. The more recent version the better. Photoshop would probably be the best tool for the job, but if you don't already have it, or are looking to just do something basic at low-cost, might give it a try.

Wilson Tsoi , Jun 20, 2009; 10:13 p.m.

Photoshop is probably your best bet. It is somewhat time consuming, but it's quite worth it for certain projects. Here's an example of one for basketball team calendar promo.

Wilson Tsoi , Jun 20, 2009; 10:17 p.m.

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Ralph Berrett , Jun 21, 2009; 12:37 a.m.

Photo Mechanic, Adobe Lightroom, Aperture, Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop are all good programs for photo editing with easy learning curves. I really don't need to worry about printing because I just download the images what ever publication I am dealing with.

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