3 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2017 7:38 AM by hatstead

    How do I layer two different photos on top of each other in Elements 15?

    dinodog

      Having trouble working out how to layer two photos on top of each other in Elements 15?

        • 1. Re: How do I layer two different photos on top of each other in Elements 15?
          hatstead Adobe Community Professional

          dinodog wrote:

           

          Having trouble working out how to layer two photos on top of each other in Elements 15?

          In Editor, go to the expert tab.

           

          1. Open picture B, the one you wish to select something from to add to another picture.
          2. Use one of the selection tools, e.g. selection brush, lasso tool, to select the object. You will see an outline ("marching ants") once the selection is complete
          3. Go to Edit menu>copy to copy the selection to the clipboard
          4. Open picture A, then go to Edit>paste
          5. Use the move tool to position object from picture B.
          6. In the layers palette you should see picture A as the background layer, and object B on a separate layer.
          • 2. Re: How do I layer two different photos on top of each other in Elements 15?
            dans41795606 Level 1

            I am new to elements 15 ( actually all of Photoshop) when I do steps 1-3 it tells me no pixels selected? This is with the lasso tool, this is a newly installed Version of Elements 15 on a PC running windows 10.  This was one of the closest questions to my need, my exercise for this photo is to levitate.  I need to know how to get two different pictures in the same layering View,  my background photo with no props, my top view the photo with my subject?

            I have tried dragging and dropping the photos from my photo bin at the bottom of my screen it to my lawyers on the right, I'm sure there is a simple way of doing this?

            • 3. Re: How do I layer two different photos on top of each other in Elements 15?
              hatstead Adobe Community Professional

              I'm not sure what you are attempting to levitate.

              Let's assume that you have a picture of a beach scene, and a separate picture of a dog in a park. Would your intent be to place the dog on the beach?