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Old March 9th, 2012, 06:31 PM
MyClam MyClam is offline
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Moving part of a image

I'd like to move the guy on the left to the right a little without noticing the transition in the floor and wall, etc. Any help or tutorial direction is appreciated.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 06:48 PM
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I used the Recompose Tool in PSE 10 on it.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 07:00 PM
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What version of Photoshop Elements do you have?

Please look at the use of Photoshop Elements' Recompose Tool for your described task.

Free Video Tutorial from our parent site, Adobe Photoshop Elements Techniques (demo'd with Photoshop Elements 8)

Diana's Elements Village thread on "Example of Using Recompose Tool"

Please let us know the outcome.



Add On...You might even consider just using the Clone Stamp Tool to replicate the guard to your new location and then crop out the prior image of him or just clone out the prior image, cover it with the background.

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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:29 AM
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Thanks. Sorry for late response. I use Elements 7. I will look into tutorials you mention.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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You can do this with any version of Elements:
  1. Open picture file
  2. Duplicate background layer, work on background copy layer
  3. Use one of the selection tools to select the fellow on the left. The selection brush tool worked well, but the lasso tool should do it as well
  4. Go to Layer>new>layer via copy. The fellow is on a separate layer
  5. Access the move tool, and using the arrow keys on the keyboard, move him to the right. In this picture the molding on the floor is a helpful guide as you progress.
  6. Now, we need to cover him up in the old position. Access the lasso tool, and make a selection of the neutral wall-floor as a patch
  7. Again, go to Layer>new>layer via copy. Nudge the patch into position
  8. Open a blank layer at the top of the stack, and with a soft brush touch up as needed. You can also do this with the clone tool.
  9. If you want to crop the picture, do that to suit
  10. I also applied a levels adjustment layer to enhance, sharpened a bit, and applied a stroke
The resolution of this file is quite good, and it's a fun thing to do.
Let us know how you make out.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Thanks so much. Havn't had time to work on it but I will this weekend.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I tried your suggestions but it proved too difficult for me. The touch ups to the wall was the hardest and I could not get it to look right with a soft brush.

I ended up using the rectangular marquis tool and taking a snap shot of the left half of the picture more or less, and just moved it over to the right so I only had to touch up a single line which was not too difficult.

I ended up using PSP X2 instead of Elements but I'm sure I could have used either.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Hi MyClam,

You did a great job! Everything is in alignment.

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Old March 20th, 2012, 08:55 AM
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You have learned as we all have..

That there is usually more than one way to do the same thing in PSE. And usually everyone has their favorite way or at least the way they first learned it until they learn another/better way.
Stay on here and you will learn something new everyday!
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