posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 09:13 PM
Originally posted by 9890
Lots of great information guys Thanks for all the help. Just to be clear.... layering is how you get two pictures together right? Thanks again
Layers is like stacking transparencies (clear plastic sheets) on top of each other each with a portion of the full image on each sheet. When you look
through all the transparencies the full image can be viewed. Say the image was of a man and you were using 2 layers, one with a head and the other
with a body. When you view both stacked layers you would see the entire image of the man. If you turned off the head layer you would only see the
Say you wanted to replace someone’s head with another head. To combine two images you would open the first image and then add the other image to the
workspace so that both images would be layered (one on top of the other). The top layer would be of the head you want to add to the body. You would
mask or erase everything but the head so the top layer is clear with an isolated head. Then you position that head over the bottom layer so that it
covers the other head. When you look through both layers you now see the entire image of a man that had his head replaced.
This is the condensed version and there are a lot of other things that you will need to do to make it look realistic but you can start from here and
work up your knowledge.