Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Using layer masks to combine images, part of Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training.
- View Offline
- Exercise Files
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 image.…There are several ways to do that.…
- Downloading files from a digital camera
- Importing photos into an Elements catalog
- Applying keyword tags
- Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
- Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
- Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
- Understanding photo resizing and resolution
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Making and refining selections
- Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
- Applying image sharpening
- Adding text and special effects
- Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photoswith Janine Smith2h 38m Intermediate
1. Importing Files to the Organizer
2. Working with the Organizer
3. Organizing and Finding Photos
4. Viewing Photos
5. Using Quick Fix and Photo Fix
6. Working in Guided Edit
7. Full Edit Basics
8. Working with Layers
9. Making Selections
10. Correcting Photos
11. Touching Up Photos
12. Adding Special Effects
13. Adding Text
14. Creating Photo Projects
15. Printing and Sharing
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.