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nikonuser100 Registered since 19th Feb 2009Sat 22-Dec-12 12:16 AM
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Hello Nikonians. I am trying to learn about photo composites. I have images that I would like to place into other photos. Please recommend any books or other means of learning. I currently use Aperture and Photoshop Elements 9. I cannot seem to find anything much on this topic. Probably looking in the wrong places. Thanks, Michael.

  

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KenLPhotos Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Jul 2009Sat 22-Dec-12 02:27 PM
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Sat 22-Dec-12 02:28 PM by KenLPhotos

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I am not sure what your final objective is but to try something, load a large and a small image in Elements, select and 'copy' the smaller one and 'paste' onto the larger one. The small one may be moved around, rotated etc. This may or may not work for what you are intending.

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nikonuser100 Registered since 19th Feb 2009Sat 22-Dec-12 07:04 PM
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Thanks. I will try that. Michael

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quenton8 Silver Member Awarded for bringing his experience to the Nikonians community helping members with printing and the use of post-processing software from the perspective of an IT professional. Nikonian since 11th Apr 2010Sat 22-Dec-12 03:17 PM
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So you can create composites (one main image and a couple of overlayed smaller images), or you can create collages -- many images arranged in some manner.

The best way to find out how is to search on the web for
- photoshop elements composite images
- photoshop elements collage

You may need to look at more than one article to find one that is easy to follow -- that is what I did a year ago to create a collage for a photo album for our Church.

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Dennis Smith.

  

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nikonuser100 Registered since 19th Feb 2009Sat 22-Dec-12 07:03 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Is photoshop elements the only only source you came across during your collage creation?

  

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I'd look for photoshop - not elements - and compositing. Most users who do compositing use full photoshop. But as it turns out, lots of that capability is in Elements too.

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nikonuser100 Registered since 19th Feb 2009Sat 22-Dec-12 11:05 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I will look at both although full photoshop is too much overkill for what I do with the images. Michael

  

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prreid Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Oct 2012Sun 23-Dec-12 05:01 PM
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As previously written, Photoshop (vs. Photoshop Elements) is probably a much stronger piece of software for use in compositing--although it costs a lot more.

Nevertheless, a book I can recommend is Photo Compositing Secrets by Matt Kloskowski (ISBN 10: 0-321-80823-1; ISBN 13: 987-0-321-80823-3. There are many others, but I have found this one to be pretty good and you are able to download practice (exercise) images.

  

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nikonuser100 Registered since 19th Feb 2009Sun 23-Dec-12 07:43 PM
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I will take a look at the book. Sounds like it is right on the mark. Thanks and have a good holiday.

  

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