Combining images with layer masks


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Combining images with layer masks

One of the techniques for which I get the most requests in Elements is to learn how to join images together, to make new layered compositions. To do that I am going to show you how you can fake a layer Mask to make a joint image look really professional. First, I am going to set things up here. I have two images open, each in a floating document window. I will move those apart a little so you can see them by clicking on the Title Bar of the plant image with the Move tool selected in the toolbar and dragging. Now, both images are too big to fit on my screen, so I am going to zoom out by selecting the Zoom tool, clicking the Minus symbol in the Options bar, and putting a checkmark next to Resize Windows To Fit.

Then I am going to click twice in the plant image and drag it over to the side. I will do the same in the lizard image, clicking twice, and now I can see both images. Before I start to combine these images, let's take a look at the layers in each image. With the document window ...

Combining images with layer masks
Video duration: 11m 2s 6h 41m Beginner

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Combining images with layer masks provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training

Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements
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