Adding Your Photos
Before you start placing your elements, make sure that they are cut to size. If you have a horizontal orientation image, it’s not going to fit into a standard square template element. You need to cut the image to make it fit, or use a different type of element.
When you have all of your elements of your images in the template, you need to make copies of the images. This means that you make a copy of the photo and template. To make a copy, hold down your shift key and select the letter “D". Making a copy ensures that you won’t overwrite your originals. Close the originals and only work with the copies.
Now, place all of your images on separate layers of a template image file. Adjust the layers as you need to. Next, you need to manipulate the layers. Select a layer, and use the magic wand tool to move one of the elements onto that layer. You can then erase a part of the image by going to the Clear option within the Edit menu.
Once everything is in place, you can delete the source template layers, and then save your file.