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How to hide elements of a photo in Elements 10

Feb 9, 2013 1:27 PM

Tags: #layers #elements_10

I am trying to hide some lettering on a wall in a psd version of a photo. In spite of hours looking at some semi related tutorials on layers and masking and referring to "Photoshop for dummies" I cannot make it work in practice. Very frustrating!

 
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 9, 2013 1:34 PM   in reply to softlyvic

    Try making a jpeg copy and add it to this forum and we can make suggestions about the best method. Click on the image below to see how to post a picture.

     

     

     
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 9, 2013 3:22 PM   in reply to softlyvic

    I would simply use the clone tool stamp, sampling from the left or right.

     

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    Feb 10, 2013 4:51 AM   in reply to softlyvic

    Layer masks may be useful in many cases, for example where you want to blur the background of a picture but keep the main subject in focus. But a layer mask is not applicable here.  Cloning is the way to go as 99jon demonstrated.

     

    You don't need to save another psd version. You can simply duplicate the picture layer, do the cloning on the duplicate, and turn off the visibility of the original layer. That way you have the original preserved.

     
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