My office has Adobe Photoshop 6, circa 2001, and I need help. I have four images that I am trying to blend together; one of which will be the background and the other three cut out and placed into the image. I usually will look up a quick tutorial when dealing with a new program but I can't seem to find anything online for this old school version of PhotoShop. Does anyone have a link for old tutorials? Or know how to do this?
Even with a version of Photoshop 7 major versions out of date what you want to do will be substantially the same as what's done today, pasting images into layers and possibly using the eraser and/or layer masks. Seek out something along the lines of "combine images in layers photoshop tutorial".
Yeah unfortunately that isn't the part I am having a problem with. I can't get clear cut outs with the lasso tool and can't figure out how to reduce the size once I have it in the background. I also can't figure out how to move the images around once they've been cut and sent to the background. They instantly freeze.
Why do you want to "send images to the background"? Leave them each in their own layer so they can be manipulated separately.
The Edit - Free Transform tool will allow you to resize layer content.
The selection process is very loose. A tighter selection and refine edge would have helped.
Now one way is to select the layer you want, enlarge image and carefully use the eraser tool around the whole image. A hard brush will leave a sharp edge, so use a softer brush and it will also erase a little of the pixels in the image give it some blending. Experiment as too soft a brush will eat too much into the figures.