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Making something for my Daughter. I need a little advice on Photopshop.

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posted on May, 26 2012 @ 03:23 PM
Hello all,

I had an idea the other day that I came up with that I wanted to make for my Daughter. She's two years old, and lives 1500 miles away from me. I was hoping someone would be able to help me, maybe even provide a little bit of advice on how to do what is needed to be done. I figured there are a lot of bright minds on ATS, so what better place to ask for advice on photopshop.

I'll explain this as best as I can.

Here's the main picture.

My goal is to add a different picture of my daughter for every Country, Island, State, etc. Adding a caption at the bottom once I'm finished saying that she is my world. Something along the lines of that. And finally, uploading it to facebook as my first facebook, timeline cover.

I'm 1500 miles away from my Daughter, and I would hate for her to think I don't love her or anything along the lines of that. I love her very much, and she really does mean the World to me which is why I would like to do this. I've never used Photoshop before, and I was hoping someone would tell me the best way to go about doing this.

I appreciate it, a lot. And thanks in advance.


posted on May, 26 2012 @ 03:34 PM
Learn the pen tool. It's hard for beginners, but what you are going to do is trace the outline for each country and create a mask with it, which will let you put a picture superimposed on each country, without showing up in front other countries.

Here's some vids I quickly found that will explain it more, if you don't know about the pen tool and masking.

There's easier ways to do it, but they will look sloppy compared to this technique. Depends on how exact and nice looking you want it.

posted on May, 26 2012 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by TheProphetMark

ask these guys there usualy happy to help

posted on May, 26 2012 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by TheProphetMark

this will be a lot of work:
if you're not familiar with masking, this might work
tun the image in b/w modus
trace it so the border become slightly thicker
use the magic wand tool to select a "country", keeping the borders
cut the selection
in the end you'll end up with the borders only
now import all the images of your daughter (separate layers)
reduce the size so it fits the country
cut away the parts that go beyond the border

hope this makes sense

posted on May, 26 2012 @ 04:55 PM
The magic wand tool would work a lot faster than using the pen to trace them.

posted on May, 26 2012 @ 07:15 PM
This would be a rather easy thing to do but hard to explain over typing.

posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:09 PM
I just wanted to say thanks for the replies everyone. I appreciate them all very much.

I will get around to watching the videos, and using this thread as my "Go to" thread for when I need to learn how to do whatever it is I need to do.

Thanks guys

posted on May, 28 2012 @ 02:36 AM
If you're not too fussed on it being perfect, here is a simple way to do it.

- Open an image of your daughter and "select" it (Select menu - "select all")
- Go to the Edit menu, "copy" the image of your daughter
- Open your map file and use the magic wand tool to select a country
- Once this area is selected go to the Edit menu - choose "Paste Into"

This will pop your daughter right into the country selected, on its own new layer - no overlapping bits to cut out. If the pic is too large or small you can easily enlarge it or scale it to fit the whole country-area.

Rinse and repeat for each country.

(Note: you will end up with many, many layers this way - if you want to, you might want to name each one so you don't get totally discombobulated if you need to edit.)

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