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help im having a thick moment

tomriley 17 4 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2005 8:36AM
i have photoshop elements 2.0. i have a group photo and am trying to place another person who couldn't attend on the day... i have tried doing it but the person appears on top of the group instead of behind.would be thankful if anyone can help.
thanks tom.
p.s if you need to see them i'll be glad to send them to you lol.
akh Plus
17 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2005 8:42AM
Difficult to say without seeing the two images but can't you just swap the positions of the layers in the layers pallete.
rletham 17 890 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2005 8:50AM
The trick is to lay the person on in the top layer and erase the parts that would be hidden behind the other people.
elikag 17 749
22 Feb 2005 9:22AM
Another way is:
Select the group from the background in the first photo ->
Copy via Layer (you'll have "BG" layer and "group" layer) ->
Select the other person in the second photo ->
Copy via layer ->
Move the person layer to the first photo (now you sould have "BG", "group" and "person" layer in the layer plate of first photo) ->
Make "group" layer top layer and "person" second layer ("BG" at the bottom) ->
Make "person" layer active and hide "BG" and "person" layers ->
Select the person from the layer ->
Show "BG" and "person" layers ->
Move/scale the person to suit composition.

After that you'll have to make the shot look real (shadows, things that go through person's head ect...)

HTH, if you like I could fiddle with it alittle (my mail is in my PF)
Ilia Kagan.
tomriley 17 4 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2005 9:24AM
thanks guys ....sorted!!

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