Take a look at the video by clicking in the above image, it will show you how to create easily a class composite for a school. You may even place the shape layers in non aligned positions for a better look; and of course Auto Class composite will sort the pictures and names.
You only need to save the pictures of the group components into a folder and name the pictures files using the name of the photographed person like Wellington, James.jpg.
Auto Class Composite will sort the files alphabetically ( 3 sorting options are available) and place the picture and the name as text in the document open in Photoshop.
Auto Class Composite will help you to create the target places for the pictures, automatically; but even better: you may use any kind of shape for placing the picture and also add an effect like a bevel, shadow, feathered border, etc.
Auto Class Composite includes 31 ready to use templates but remember that this is an extension for Photoshop and therefore you have no restrictions to create your own templates or modify the provided ones to suit your needs.
Many colleges require you to include a picture of the building, a shield or a slogan, no problem because you are in Photoshop.
You may create different shapes for teaches and for students, fill one group and later the other one, applying a different style and size to the pictures.
You may customize the shape layers to be used with Auto Class Composite adding shadow, bevels, strokes, etc but the really great feature is that the form of the shape can be customized to suit your needs.
You may select one of the custom shapes in Photoshop or draw your own using the path tool, infinite possibilities to create a different or funny composite.
Once you have created the first shape layer and applied the desired effects or styles like shadows, bevels, stroke, etc you only need to select it in the document or the layers palette and at the Auto Class Composite extension select Adjust template.
Input the number of rows and columns and click at Generate shapes, Auto Class Composite will copy the selected shape layer in the desired rows and columns. If the number of people to be included in the composite can't be divided into an exact number of rows and columns just create a few more and delete the unneeded shape layers.
Remember that you may reposition any shape layers in the template, just use the Photoshop Move tool
Select the pictures folder where you have saved the people pictures.
Remember that the file names should be those of the people pictured and if you want to take advantage of Auto Class Composite sorting features you have to put first the last name, a comma and the first name like:
Auto Class Composite will start filling the composite from the layer currently selected in the layers palette. This way you may select first a teacher shape and fill it with teachers and later select the first students shape and selecting the students folder fill this layers.
The filling order of the shapes is from top to bottom in the layers palette, therefore the order in the document should be the same ( take a look at how Adjusting template works creating the shapes for you).