photoshop help please...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by veeco3110, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. veeco3110 macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2007
    brick nj
    ok im running a 24 inch iMac 2.4 s gig ram blah blah working with CS2. i found a website called planet photoshop which gives a tutorial on how to cut someones face and paste them onto another picture.

    i have both pictures up that i want to do this with. i outline the one picture using the pen tool. i cut. i paste. and all i get is the outlining. HOW DO I JUST CUT AND PASTE A PART OF THE IMAGE ONTO ANOTHER IMAGE!!!

    sorry for the caps. its just getting frustrating because thats something ive been trying to do for a long time but just cant figure it out.

    any help would be awesome.

    thanks everyone
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2005
    Perth, Oztrailya
    Make sure both images are in the same mode. In the title bar of the image, it should say "RGB" or "CMYK". If it's "Index" or "Grayscale" then cut and paste may not work, because the two images have to be in the same mode. To change mode, go Image > Mode.
  3. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2003
    Between a rock and a midget
    Go to your Paths palette, and hold down the "apple" button while clicking on the path you made. That will turn the path into a selection and then you can copy and past the picture, instead of the path.

  4. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    or you could try one of the unlimited ways to accomplish the same thing... :rolleyes:
  5. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    I was going to say the exact same thing as above. Or that's how I do it.
  6. JE-Illustration macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2008
    Toledo, OH
    Exactly what he said. I also find it easier to use the Polygonal Lasso Tool to outline people when I am photoshop'n faces into other bodies(I did this with all my co-workers lol)

    But like Sdashiki said, that's just one out of an unlimited ways to do it, only he didn't give any helpful information to someone below him in photoshop(insert the sarcasm face here):rolleyes:
  7. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    Ok, use the magic wand tool to select large patches of colors around the person.

    Use the magic selection tool the same way, its more intuitive

    Use the extract function

    make a layer mask and use the pencil/brush to add or delete

    make an alpha channel

    many ways.

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