Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining images, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10.
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Now that you understand layers and Selections, the subjects of the last two…movies, you're ready to combine two images into one composite.…So here I have a costumed character. I'd like to eliminate the area around…the character, and instead use as the background this image, which I have…opened in the project bin.…I'll double-click this thumbnail so you can see the image that I want to use as the background.…The first step is to put both of the photos into one image.…To do that I'll select the image of the costumed character, and I'll drag up and…into the image of the canal, and release.…
Now if you look in the Layers panel, you can see that in the image of the…canal I have two layers: the original Background layer, and on top of that a…brand new layer that was made automatically that contains the image of the…costumed character.…This comes in with the name of that file. I am going to change that name to…something more meaningful by double- clicking it, and I'll type costume instead.…With the costume layer selected, I'd like to either delete or hide all of…
Next, Jan addresses Elements’ Quick Photo Edit and Guided Photo Edit workspaces, which streamline and simplify many common photo-editing tasks. She then introduces the basics of editing in the Full Photo Edit workspace, which provides tools for selecting portions of images, retouching, compositing images, adding text, and more.
The course wraps up with an overview of Elements 10's sharing features, including creating greeting cards, printing and emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.
- Importing photos
- Keyword tagging
- Arranging photos in albums
- Finding similar photos
- Processing photos in Quick Edit
- Simulating depth of field with Guided Edit
- Retouching blemishes
- Adding text to a selection
- Correcting lighting and color
- Making photo creations
- Sharing photos via email
- Printing photos