Question from Brenda about transfering a part of one image to another
I want to cut and paste digital images of
students in front of the gothic house for a parody on the American
Gothic. How do I layer the cut outs of students on to a
picture of the house? Sorry I feel rather computor dumb.
Thank you for contacting me.
To transfer part of one image to another -
1 - Open all the images in your image editing
software. I use Photoshop but the principle is the same in most
2 - Select the section you want from the photo of
the student as explained in - .
Steps 8 to 10 cover the part that you want to perform. There are other
methods of extracting but without seeing your images, I cannot advise.
The magnetic lasso is a good all rounder. If your software has an
option to "feather" the selection then I suggest you set this to 2 or 3
3 - By
holding the 'Ctrl' key and the left mouse button, drag the image
section of the student across to the photo of the gothic house and
release the mouse button. This will create a new layer which you can
move and resize as appropriate.
4 - Repeat this for all the students. This will
give you the background and a separate layer for each student in your
final composite image which you can edit individually by selecting the
5 - When all is done, flatten the image for
Don't hesitate to email me if you get stuck.