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Layer Masks - help 6 Years ago  
Can someone help me with Layer Masks please?

Found an article in Digital Scrapbooking mag (pg72) on combining multiple shots on a single image. Of course my PSE4 doesn't have enough get-up-and-go to do it like their instructions. Soooo.. I went to Photoshop Friday #6 Layer Masks for some help and I managed to make it all happen just like the instructions said.

But ... I want to add more than one photo. How do I get the other photos under the 'striped paper' layer to show through?

I'm very new at this!

Robyn
 
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Re:Layer Masks - help 6 Years ago  
Which issue of Digital scrapbooking Magazine are you talking about?
It doesn't seem to be in the latest one....

I'd like to help, but need a bit of a visual...

Monique
 
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Re:Layer Masks - help 6 Years ago  
Thanks Monique

June/July 08 - has green cover (sunshine smile pic)
 
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Re:Layer Masks - help 6 Years ago  
Hi Robyn!

Found the right page, will try to help (even if English isn't my first language!!)

I have PSE4 too, so I know this will work!
I would do it like the magazine says.

1. Choose background photo
2. drag on accent photo.
3. underneath accent photo create adjustment layer.
double click on thumbnail of adjustment layer (black and white circle, on top of your layer stack)
Select levels
Just click OK
4. Clip accent photo to adjustment layer (Hover between photo and adj. layer and alt-click)
5 Now double click on white square in your levels adjustment layer
6. Select soft edged standard brush, set colour to default, with black as forground.
7. With levels adj. layer still selected, brush, in black, over parts of photo you want to delete.
If you make a mistake, change foreground colour to white, and paint over again.
This way, you delete part of your picture, without actually touching your picture itself!
change size of brush for more or less precision. (You can do this by using the bracket keys on your keyboard)
8. When you're happy with the result, you can lock your photo layer and adj. layer together, so you can easily move them on your background pictre.
9. For next photo, simply repeat this process!

I hope this makes sense to you.
Please try, and I will check back later to see if you need more help!

P.s. I learned this through taking Jessica's classes, so I highly recommend these to you!

Hope this helps, Monique
 
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Last Edit: 2008/07/02 07:26 By monsu.
 
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Re:Layer Masks - help 6 Years ago  
Thanks Monique

I had another try myself. This time I merged the other photos to one layer and it worked. But I guess I won't be able to go back and adjust any of the photos.

I'll have another go and lock each layer as I go.

Thanks again for your help.

Robyn
 
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