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Selections and Blending
Learn more about how to make great selections, and how to move objects and backgrounds from one photo to another.
In the new Elements 11, Matt takes you through the brand new selection techniques and how they all work.
Dave takes two unrelated photos and experiments with layer masks to get a few extremely interesting effects.
When you have an image where using the Clone Stamp tool alone just isn’t working, Matt shows you a great trick for cloning out the tougher spots!
Liz shows you how to take two photos, one with a small blank background, and combine them to create a unique and versatile wedding memento.
Fixing red eye for people is so easy with Elements (it’s just a one click tool!), but how do you fix glowing eyes on an animal? Larry makes it just as easy as fixing red eye on people!
Sometimes, there’s an item in a photo that you wish you could move over. Dave shows you a great way to scoot a subject over and two ways to clean up your background.
Confused about which selection tool to use? We’ll take you through the options and show you how to put them to work in three common scenarios.
This is the sample file to follow along with “Selections Made Simple” from the May/June 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.
In Part 3 of a 3-part series, Matt takes you through how to use the last of the most important blend modes: Overlay and Soft Light.
These sample files can be used to follow along with “Speed up the Action” from the March/April 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.
In Part 2 of a 3-part series, Matt takes you through how to use another one of the most important blend modes: Screen.
In Part 1 of a 3-part series, Matt takes you through how to use one of the most important blend modes: Multiply.
Dave shows you how to take out a power line from a photo using selection techniques.
Making composite images that look realistic can be a complicated task. Here, Matt shows you how to make a quick, clean selection, and then how to merge it seamlessly into a new background.
Dave shows some cool and practical ways to use masking, compositing and Free Transform to apply images to objects.
This video walks you through the options found in the Refine Edge command.
Taking a subject from one photo and adding it to a new background is easy; making it believable is another story. In this advanced tutorial, Liz shows you how to create a great composite image by paying attention to the little details.
This companion piece to Liz Ness’ “Composite Master Class,” from the May/June issue, shows Liz’s method for creating the quick extraction of a subject from a background.
Matt shows a few tricks for removing people or objects from a background using the Magic Extractor tool, as well as some tips for cleaning up selections.