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08/29/2005 03:40:56 PM · #1
Alright since I have heard from a lot of people on the site wanting to know how to put together photos in order to create one photo with different images in it. I am going to write a quick tutorial on how I do this. Remember that there are different ways of doing this but this I find works well due to being able to extend past just one frames background.
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First these are the 4 photos I started with.
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I then stitched them together using Photoshop CS2 photomerge tool. Make sure when you do this you check the box on the right that says keep photos as layers this will enable you to erase and manipulate each section separately.
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This is what it looks like after it comes out of the photomerge.
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Next step is to chose two layers to start with and hide the rest for now. When working on two layers make sure you have the top one selected so you don't erase or change something on the bottom. You would erase everything blocking the view of the first subject and any background you would like to keep from the first layer.
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then you show third layer and erase the first and second layer parts that cover up subject.
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The same thing with the fourth and final layer.
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After all of that I then look at the whole Image and flatten after I am satisfied that with erasing layers. Then comes the cropping I try to keep as much as the photo as I can without leaving to much space to fill in.
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After this I just used the Clone Stamp tool to fill in the corners so that it is a full image and do the normal editing which should give you something similar to this.
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this took me about 45 min. in Photoshop to complete. This is a quick job and the more time you spend on it the better it turns out. Please feel free to post any questions you have or comment on the finished photo. I will try to watch this thread to answer any questions or clarify any parts of the post.

Good luck.
08/29/2005 03:48:02 PM · #2
I'm impressed. I never thought about doing this but you make it look so easy I just gotta try.

Thanks for posting!
08/29/2005 03:50:07 PM · #3
thanks for sharing!
08/29/2005 03:51:30 PM · #4
I forgot to post this in the original post but there is another way of doing this that is quite popular. Choosing one background image then cutting and pasting onto it. The reason I figured the way I used above was my subject had traveled to far to keep it on one background. I hope this helps.
08/29/2005 11:11:22 PM · #5
Bump for the night crowd and overseas.
08/30/2005 12:01:35 AM · #6

Would be great if you could put this tutorial in the Learn section / Tutorials. That way folks could find it again down the road.
08/30/2005 12:55:21 AM · #7
Thanks for the mini tutorial, note that it is also vailable with PS CS1.
08/30/2005 03:09:02 PM · #8
Last bump I just want to make sure that everyone who asked about htis gets to see it.
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