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Old Mar 3, 2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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I am trying to use one picture as the background and put some smaller pictures on top of it. Anyone knows how to do it in PhotoShop? Thanks.
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Old Mar 3, 2008, 3:36 PM   #2
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open all pics you want to work with in photoshop and copy and paste, or drag and drop them onto what u want as the background

then use free transform to resize them u can rotate them too using free transform

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I am trying to use one picture as the background and put some smaller pictures on top of it. Anyone knows how to do it in PhotoShop? Thanks.
Open up two images in Photoshop. Pick the image you want on top, then, with a Windows-based machine...

1. Click Control and A together to select the image.

2. Click Control and C together to copy the image. Then close that file, leaving only the image that is going to be on the bottom.

3. Click Control and V together. That will paste the copied image onto the top image. You can then go to WINDOWS and LAYERS and you'll see the two images.

Continue using this process for as many layers as you want to add.
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Greg & Gary are both right. Spend some time to figure out layers, then move on to layer masks and masked adjustment layers.
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Old Mar 9, 2008, 9:57 PM   #5
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Tried and it works fine. Thank you, everyone.

One more question. I don't like the hard boarder of the top picture. I want the boarder of the top picture blended into the background - from opaque to semi-transparent to background. Thanks for your help.
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You are onto the next bit to study: Layer masks.
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