Ever wondered how the advertisers get shots of vehicles driving up the sides of skyscrapers, or athletes running across the oceans?
In the example below, we shall “cut out” the horse and paste him into the bottom right corner of the mountain picture.
- Use the Lasso tool to draw around the outline of the horse - don’t worry about getting it perfect.
- Choose Copy from the Edit menu.
- Open the file containing the background (ie mountains).
- Choose New Layer from the Layer menu and click Okay. In the Layers palette you will see a new blank layer as well as the background.
- Ensure the new layer is activated (highlighted black in the Layers palette).
- Choose Paste from the Edit menu - the horse will appear on the new layer.
- Use the Move tool to reposition the horse and rider optimally.
- With the new layer activated, use the Zoom tool and Eraser tool (with option key held down, to restore background colour rather than white) to tidy up the “edges”. The Zoom tool enables you to enlarge the image so you can work in close-up. The Eraser tool, with a thin brush, allows you to perform precise erasures so that the horse’s edges lose all of their original background.
- To change the size of the horse, follow steps for Resizing Layers
- If no further edits are required, choose Flatten Image from the Layers menu.
- Close and Save the file.
sumber: university of cambridge