When you’re working with visual content, by the end of the month, you probably have a messy desktop. Some of them have been used to illustrate articles or presentations, others still need to be posted on social media or simply serve as a source of inspiration when you’re out of ideas.

What if we were to tell you that you don’t have to trash these visuals after using them once? There are many ways to repurpose stock images. For instance, you can use the images for a project on creative collages. Give those stock photos a second chance!

Nastia Karate, our Content Curator, has a talent for mixing and matching stock photos in unusual ways to create unique collages. She is also behind the selection of visuals for our photo collections, and the featured collections on the Depositphotos website. Nastia created these collages to illustrate the creative potential of stocks.

Explore the series and keep in mind that all of them were created using images from the Depositphotos library and our photo collections.

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

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15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

15 Creative Collages Made Solely With Stock Photos

To put together creative collages, you don’t necessarily need to be an artist or a designer. All your creative ideas can be realized in Photoshop or even with a smartphone app. Basic knowledge of editing tools and functions like cropping, rotation and different design elements like texture, line, shape, and composition. All of these are enough, says Mary Brown in her book “Creative Collage”.

You can now plan all kinds of projects with stock photos. Simply make it a habit to keep all your images in one folder. Mix and match images in unexpected ways, and try your hand at mastering basic editing skills to create something completely new.

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