Moving a selection into a new background


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Moving a selection into a new background

In this exercise, I'm going to show you a few different ways to take a selected image and move it into a new background. Now, I'm assuming that you've got a selected shark sitting right there in front of you, but if not I've gone ahead and saved out my selection as an alpha channel called shark mask inside this file called Masked shark.tif. Now one way to move the shark would be to go up to the Edit menu and choose the Copy command or press Ctrl+C, Command+ C on the Mac, and then you would switch over to your background image which in my case is called Clouds and grass.psd, and then you would go back to the Edit menu and choose the Paste command or press Ctrl+V or Command+V on the Mac.

Now, the good news is Photoshop just added a new layer to the Layers panel here, which means I can hide the layer if I want to, I can turn it back on, I can change its opacity and so forth. I can even move it around if I want to by Ctrl+dragging or Command+dragging on the Mac. However, the pr...

Moving a selection into a new background
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Moving a selection into a new background provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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