Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008 Editing And Merging Two Images In Photoshop An Introduction To Basic Image Editing.

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<ul><li><p>Editing And Merging Two Images In PhotoshopAn Introduction To Basic Image Editing</p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li><li><p>Part 1 Preparing the imagesHow to prepare the imagesThe first thing you will need to do is locate the images as they are, and import them into Photoshop. This can be done by going to File&gt;Open this is found here.Now open the two files you want to merge together into Photoshop. These are called Alien and Peace </p><p>Now open the two files you want to merge together into Photoshop. These are called Alien and Peace </p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li><li><p>Both Images On Screen You will now see the Following.</p><p>You will be ready to edit both the images.</p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li><li><p>Editing The ImagesFirst you will need to edit the Alien image so that the background has been completely removed.Select the Alien image so that is it visible on top of the other image. This is done by simply clicking on the image you want to work with. </p><p>Next select the magic wand tool.</p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li><li><p>Cutting Out the Blank AreaNext you need to cut out the white area from around the image.. Select any of the white areas around the image like this.</p><p>Left clicking on the white area will select all of the following area. </p><p>If nothing is Deleted then the Layer is locked. Double Click on the layer name then select ok to unlock the layer. </p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li><li><p>Editing The ImagesNext You can press the Delete key to delete all of the white area that the magic wand tool has selected for you. </p><p>Your image will now look like this:</p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li><li><p>Now Select the area between the aliens legs and tail with the magic wand tool. Pressing Delete each time to delete the area.You will finally end up with a fully editable alien image like this.Next we can get ready to put this image into your background canvas that we created earlier </p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li><li><p>Merging The ImagesSelect the Move tool located here. Now Drag the Alien image over to the background image by clicking and holding and simply dragging it over to the other image, you will be left with the following. </p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li><li><p>Adding Effects Now you have the images together so you can edit them and work on creating a more life like scene. Try shading and merging the images together to integrate the alien into the background. </p><p>Chris Jackson - Castle College - January 2008</p></li></ul>

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