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How to Move a Subject and Clean Up the Background

By Dave Cross  ·  July 6th, 2012

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.


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6 Replies to How to Move a Subject and Clean Up the Background:

  1. John

    July 7, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Hello I am unable to play any of your tutorial videos on microsoft Media Player why is this ?
    I do have VLC Media Player but do not know how to get it to play your videos I supose its a stupid Codec problem or is it just me being stupid??
    can anyone help me please.

    • Clarke

      July 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      John…download the movie to your desktop. Then right click on it…you will see an option “open with” and you should see your VLC option. Click it to play

  2. Mendel A

    July 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

    WOO WOO DAVE IS BACK ! Another fantastic how to mystery solution from the master artist and educator ! I am always amazed by your tips and this is another terrific example. Thanks Dave. Hurry Back with another helpful idea from your grab bag of ideas. 07/08/12

  3. Alfred

    July 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Hi Dave,
    ………….great stuff, music to my ears and eyes, I shall put that on my list and find smething to try it on. thanks you once again “.Ben”

  4. MarDee

    December 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Great info. NOW…If I only understood how to use layers…we’d be in business!!! :-)
    I need detailed instructions on “Layers”. I’ve edited for years & still can’t do layering.

    • John

      December 30, 2012 at 3:54 am

      Hello Mardee I have exactly the same problem as you ., I am able to do much of my photo manipulation without using layers and just saving as a new image retaining the original untouched.. There are several help videos at hand on the Elements web site which could help you . I understand the concept of layers but not the actual implimentation of them and the reasons for using a layer in the first place. I guess I wil have to try to understand and use them soon though as at 77 I don’t really have a lot more time left.

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