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Combining Two Images

By Dave Cross  ·  December 21st, 2009

Dave shows you how to take the best of two images and combine them into one great shot!


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12 Replies to Combining Two Images:

  1. Kathleen

    April 19, 2010 at 10:08 am

    It was very informative but I noticed that the bar did not line up when you put the “new” hand into the photo. How would that be corrected?

    • Cynthia

      April 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm

      I’m not sure what you mean by “bar.” Dave does some free transforming to get the two images to line up a bit.

  2. Bryan

    April 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I agree with Kathleen. I think the “bar” she refers to is the fretboard of the guitar. The fretboard and strings from the sampled image do not line up perfectly on the finished image. Look to the right of the soundhole on the guitar; See how the the edges of the fretboard and strings are crooked and not lined up properly? I think this is simply a matter of rotating the sampled image to align with the working image. I think this is an important point necessary for this instructional video on blending images because this is probably a common problem people will encounter.

  3. Peter

    July 26, 2010 at 9:37 am

    combining two images look great but could you tell me how to get the two images into the view window to try this i am just a beginner

    • Clarke

      July 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm

      Peter..I am not exactly sure of what you mean by “how to get the two images into the view window”. Do you mean how do you get the sample images Dave is working with?? If so…sometimes they are supplied as downloads from the Magazine site. When they are not, I use a software called “Snagit”/ This enables me to make copies of the sample files right from the videos and then save them as jpgs. From there you load them into the PSE editor like you would any other file. I hope this helps. Clarke

      PS You can Google “Snagit” to find the site…the software is about 50 bucks, and invaluable for a million other purposes

      • Ray

        February 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

        I’m having problems finding out how to “import” two or more photos into one editing project.

        I’ve managed to import more than one photo into the “project bin” (is that the right word?) at the bottom that has a heading Show Open Files. I’ve also used a feature called Photo Collage under CREATE but that doesn’t allow me to layer them using the tools I’m presently trying to learn.

        But how can I drag (?) two or more photos into one layer project?

      • Jayne

        February 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm

        I think he’s asking the same thing I am wondering. If he started the video at the point showing how he got the two images as layers it would answer his question – and mine too. How do you take two different photos and work on them together at the same time.

  4. John

    August 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I couldn’t get the video. I could hear it but not see it. How may I get to see this video?

  5. Martin

    September 9, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I am trying to download this movie to file it for future use. However only a small portion downloads and not the full 40 meg. Please advise.

  6. Martin

    November 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I tried again after many attemps and success at last. Please disregard the above question.

  7. James

    December 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I could down load the movie but it is without sound.

  8. Ray

    March 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Just watched the video again and he doesn’t let you know how he got two photos into one project.

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