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Using OlyPaul's elements tutorials

Replacing background

This is my first attempt at this but it was remarkably easy There are some edge issues that can be improved but it was great fun and I am chuffed with my first attempt.

The background was.


I lifted a crop of my daughter in this pic


and combined the two using the magic extractor in elements 8


Just a couple of things to ask if I can?

1. Does left control click mean use the left arrow on the keyboard? I managed to move the image anyway but ask just for clarity.

2. Are best results achieved using images of equal size? I had to crop the second image significantly to get the area of the image I wanted to use.

3.Is there a facility to move and reposition the second image?

Thanks Paul. These tutorials are excellent

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Re: Using OlyPaul's elements tutorials

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Replacing background


1. Does left control click mean use the left arrow on the keyboard? I managed to move the image anyway but ask just for clarity.

2. Are best results achieved using images of equal size? I had to crop the second image significantly to get the area of the image I wanted to use.

3.Is there a facility to move and reposition the second image?

Thanks Paul. These tutorials are excellent

Greg
1- no it means pressing and holding the left hand button on the mouse

2- it makes it easier if the images are differing sizes to resize them but in the case of it being the layer image you can hit V on the keyboard and move the corner handle of the bounding box to resize it.

3- once again hit V on the keyboard to select the move tool and you can either left click the mouse and grab the centre of the image to move it or just use the direction arrows on the keypad.

Glad you liked it Greg.l
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Re: Using OlyPaul's elements tutorials

Thanks for that Paul

I wonder if Ian or John can sticky your Elements tutorials as has been done with Pete's Tricks. It would be really handy

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Re: Using OlyPaul's elements tutorials

I am really enjoying these Paul

Had another go at changing a background, this time to black


Also had a wee go at colour popping and it was so easy


Many thanks Paul. I really appreciate the time and effort you have gone to in putting these tutorials together

Superb stuff

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Re: Using OlyPaul's elements tutorials

I'm glad you are getting some benifit from them and enjoying them at the same time.

Are you using the refine edges tool or do you need any clarifacation on using it, if so just ask .
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Re: Using OlyPaul's elements tutorials

Hi Paul,

I struggled a bit with the refine edges tool first time round and used the option available to add feathering in the magic extractor for the second attempt. So yes, a bit of clarification would be very useful

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