“Random Photo”: How to Create the Collage That’s Trending on Instagram and TikTok

“Random Photo”: How to Create the Collage That’s Trending on Instagram and TikTok

In the last few days, a new trend of videos has been winning the publications of Instagram and tick tock: the “random photo”.

Users can create dynamic montages with fun music in images that overlap automatically. The videos produced are seven seconds long.

How to get trending:

  • To reproduce the trend, it is necessary to download the “CapCut” application, which automates the entire process of playing the video. The application has some paid features but also other free features such as the one that allows you to create videos in this trend.

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  • In the app, click on the “Template” option at the bottom of the screen.

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  • Look for “Random Photo” on this screen. Each option within this search has a different song and format for overlaying the photos.

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  • Let’s use the first highlighted option to the left of Search. Click Use Template

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  • Now it’s time to upload the photos and videos you want to share.

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Step by step in placing the images:

  • You have to fill all 31 frames of the app to create the sevensecond video;
  • After the first frame, be sure to place the same photo or video in the frames with the dots of the same color.
  • Once you’ve done that, click next, wait for the video to load, and you’re ready to join the trend!

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    “Flat” images without overlays and different layers will not look so cool in this trend. For example flat images of landscapes.

    Also, images with a lot of overlap can make the video a bit chaotic, so it might be good to try balancing out multilayered shots with “cleaner” ones.