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cutting and pasting

Jan 3, 2013 2:18 PM

I would like to cut and past things or people and blend them in to other photos (so the look as if they were in the photo in the first place)? I have been using Microsoft Picture It Digital Image Pro for some time, but I have now moved from the dark side to an Apple Mac and Elements 11.  I would like to point out that the old software would alow me to rotate objects as a layer, this worked well so I could get the best angel before blending in with clowning or brushes.

 
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    Jan 3, 2013 4:36 PM   in reply to Surfskidave

    Could you please post some screenshots of the pictures you're using and then we could suggest the best workflow for cutting and pasting them together.

     
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    Jan 3, 2013 4:36 PM   in reply to Surfskidave

    Hi. Because the forum you originally posted in is for beginners trying to learn the basics of Photoshop, I moved your question to the Photoshop Elements forum for specialized attention to your situation.

     
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    Jan 3, 2013 5:26 PM   in reply to Surfskidave

    Select what you want to copy with the selection tools of your choice, press command+C to copy, click in the other image, press command+V to paste. Use the move tool to reposition or rotate, or go to Image>Rotate for a whole menuful of options.

     
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    Jan 4, 2013 6:12 AM   in reply to Surfskidave

    You can do this by just doing what I said, but to make it believable is a much bigger project, unless you just happen to have a photo of your friend with the exact same lighting and his head in the exact same position.

     
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    Jan 4, 2013 1:49 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    There are many tutorials for cutting out images and creating collages online.  Start by checking these out:

     

     

     
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