I'm new to Photomerge Group Shot. I had my four selected photos in the project bin and wdragged the source photo to the right. Then iz zoomed in on the photo on the left photo to get a better look at what I was doing. Then I penciled in a selected area following the instructions and then I think I canceled out. o. Now when I reopen the Photomerge window and look at the source photo and the other photo, both are on a checkerboard background. Once the each filled a half of the window but now the checkerboard pattern is there. And now the source photo is distorted. It looks something like a trapezoid. What's happening? How can I get my undistorted photos back on the Photomerge window?
Some people writing in the Forums talk about layers for Photomerge. Should I actually be creating layers or are they automatically created for me when I use the Photomerge window. Also some people say that you can do Photomerge manually. Briefly, how is this done? I'm using a Mac OS.
Just start over. Close out of group shot (or quit PSE if that doesn't do it) and start again. It creates layers automatically, incidentally. There is nothing you can do about it one way or the other in the group shot window.
To do it manually, just select what you want from one photo, give it a feather and copy/paste into the destination photo.
I still get the checkerboard when I quit Editor and Organizer. As I said before both pictures have the checkerboard background. I quit both Editor and Organizer and shut down computer and still have checkerboards. Also, as an experiment, I clicked done when I saw checkerboards to keep edits and I don't see the Photo Merge group Shot in the Organizer. Before the chekerboards, I was zooming in to the left photo on the Photo Merge window with the magnifying glass and using the hand to move image around. I think that in zooming in and out that's when I first saw gray and white checkerboard background. I was also using the Move tool (hand).
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