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Old April 3rd, 2012, 02:53 PM
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placing subject seamlessly on new background

Hi , have gone over mikes tutorial and am getting as far as tearing the image off of the dock so two images can be seen at the same time... has anyone else done this tutorial? I can't seem to figure out how to see both the images at the same time then place the one into the other.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 04:04 PM
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In the Menu bar go to Window>Images> . . . select Tile. This will display your two images -- your selection and the new background -- side by side.
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do you know if that is how he starts working on that tutorial, with the photo he wants to make the selection from AND the background he wants to put it into? I don't see that referring as such in his tutorial, but when he says to tear the photo from the dock and move it, that is where I get confused. Is there maybe a more beginning tutorial I could look at until I get the hang of it do you think?
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Please post the referenced tutorial for analysis and subsequent guidance.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Placing subjects seamlessly on a new background was the name of the tutorial by mike. And easier step by step of that video would certainly be appreciated...
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I googled this, and access is restricted.
Tell us what you want to do, and perhaps we can help.
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Ken,

I believe pasknucklehead is referring to this video by Matt K available to subscribers only at the PET site.

Place a Subject Seamlessly on a New Background

I suggested this tut in this other thread she created on the same subject.

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EDIT: My apologies! I had listed Mike (mrod) as the author of this tut; the author is Matt K. I made the necessary correction.
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I think I'm getting closer. I was smart this time and wrote down everything inch of what I was doing. I was getting stuck where mike says to move the selected subject into the background. Well, when I had them both on the screen (tile), I simply tried just using the move tool and placing it on the background, but it went underneath or somewhere but it didn't just go onto the background. So I played around a little more and just still using the move tool, dragged the selection downwards to the background that was sitting also in the project bin below. It went right in, then I double clicked on it in the project bin and it came up larger than life on my workspace. So I think it is going to work that way for me anyhow. I am now working on getting rid of the fringe and I wrote all that down also. I have just been working on various of silly stuff just to see if I can do it and now I think I can so I am going to find a cool picture and a cool background and really go to town. I will DEFINITELY be sharing it with you all when I get it done. See persistance pays off!!!!
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When you use the Move tool and drag your selection to a new background the selection will be placed on top of the background layer. Look at the Layers panel -- it will show the new background underneath the selection layer.

In your case it looks like the selection is larger than the background image. You need to use Free Transform (Ctrl-J, Command-J on Mac) to resize your selection so that it fits correctly into the new background.

EDIT: There is a cheatsheet for this tut available in PDF format which you can download and print. The link is on the tut page under the tab -- Related Articles and Links.
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