Using layer masks to combine images


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Using layer masks to combine images

One use of layer Masks is to combine photos here in the Full Edit workspace into multi-layered composite images. In this example, I'll show you how to use that technique to switch out a background on one image for a more interesting background on another. Let's start by taking a look at my Project Bin. If your Project Bin isn't open, you can click on its tab to expand it here at the bottom of the Full Edit workspace and notice that my Project Bin is set to Show Open Files which is the default. I've opened two files into the Full Edit workspace; this photo of my daughter Kate by photographer Roddy Macinnes and this photo of a rainy pond.

I'm going to use a layer Mask to combine these two photos in a way that's nondestructive of both photos and that's editable. The first step is to combine the two photos into one document. Right now, you can see that there is only a single layer in the rainy pond image. I'm going to bring the photo of Kate into this pond ima...

Using layer masks to combine images
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Using layer masks to combine images provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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