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Old Jan 29, 2003, 9:58 AM   #1
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When I'm not in the water, I'm on the computer learning. This is my first big glitch that I can't seem to get around. Iv'e been fooling around with making flowers appear as they are growing out of the frame I built. The procedure I have tried is this: I make two identical copys of a photo of a flower shot on a black screen. On one, I crop out the edges of the petals and add a frame. The second photo, I select and copy. When I paste this copy on the cropped picture it ALWAYS comes out looking over saturated and not even close to the master copy. What is this dumb blonde doing wrong?
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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How about unchecking one layer or reducing the opacity of the top/bottom one? Are you sure the two layers are not adding up?
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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i haven't used layers at all when trying this. I have simply made two identical copies, cropped one, copied the other, then overlaid the copy on the cropped. no match, not even close.
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... cropped one, copied the other, then overlaid the copy on the cropped.
Didn't theses steps just created two layers? What does the layer palette tab say? The opacity slider should be there as well as the eye icon (that you can use to turn a layer off)
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If you go over to www.dpreview.com and look in the Retouching forum, there was somebody there that just posted a very simple method to get just what you want. Here is the link:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=4290713

If that doesn't work, go to the forum and look for the string called Simple 3-d framing technique.

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Cool! A picture is worth a 1000 words...
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