Now I recommend (as that is how I've written the tutorial) that you take your photos with a tripod set up. So set up the overall background, take pictures with you at one side, then the other, without moving the camera. As this makes it a lot easier to edit your photos, especially if you're a beginner to this. Once you've tried doing it this way with a couple of photos it is pretty easy to see how you'd do it with other photos anyway (and if you have any questions about that then feel free to comment or email me).
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So firstly start off with the first of the photos you want to use, open in photoshop:
Next select "file", then "place". Pick the second picture you want in your photo and click place. Your photo will come on screen and it is probably directly on top of your other photo. If not move it so it is directly above the photo below (this isn't a necessity but if you set up your pictures like I suggested then you need to do this) and press enter:
Then you're going to want to rub out some of the layer you just added, so you can see the bit underneath. To do this you need to select the "rubber/eraser" tool. This is in the tool bar, usually on the left hand side of your screen.
When you go to rub out the image an error will come up about and here you have to click "ok" and then start rubbing out your image.
If you make any mistakes then you can use the art history brush to go over bits your didn't mean to rub out (which is underneath the eraser tool):
Once you're done with that your image should look something like this, tadaaa:
And you're almost done, but you probably want to edit your image further, right? Yeah, so for this you'll want to make these two layers into one, right click on the top layer and select "merge down" and voilà, you have one layer, with two of you (or whatever you were taking your photo of) in:
And after some editing and tweaking and some more editing mine then looks like this:
You can go back to before the merging layers (or even after) and add another image, do the same thing, and another and another if you really wanted too. It's just the same method but with more images underneath. Then when you want to merge the images you click "merge all" or "merge down" on each layer until you have one left.
I really hope this tutorial made sense to you, and it helped. If there are any bits that maybe were a little confusing or you weren't sure of then just let me know and I'll try and clear it up.
I am hoping to do more of these tutorials, especially if this one is a success and people like it So if there's anything you'd like to know how to do or you're curious about then let me know, I will see what I can do.
You should also totally let me know if you try it, comet of email me with the link, I'd love to see if people have found this useful!
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