Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Layering images manually, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
When you want to create a composite image that blends two or more images, you …obviously need to get both of those images into a single document in Photoshop. …Generally speaking, I'll use bridge or even Lightroom to assemble those images …into a single Photoshop document automatically. …But if you've already opened the images that you want to work with in Photoshop …and you're ready to assemble a composite from those, you can do that in Photoshop …as well. If you're going to take this approach to …manually assemble the composite, then I recommend working with flattened versions …of the image. So, if you've already added Adjustment …layers, for example, then you'll want to make a copy of the image.…
To do so, we can select image and then duplicate from the menu. …And in the Duplicate Image dialog, we can turn on the Duplicate Merged Layers Only …check box which will cause the resulting image to be flattened. …In this case, I already have an image that's flattened. …I only have a single Background Image layer so I'll just click Cancel. …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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