Resolved Photoshop: Overlay a single photo over multiple canvases

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  1. BJB Productions, Dec 26, 2011
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    BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

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    I'm trying to figure out a way to overlay one photo onto multiple canvases; five to be exact.

    What I'm trying to do is take one panoramic photo and create a 5-peice picture frame out of it. See images below.

    I'm stumped at how to do this. I've tried creating each canvas for each photo separate, then importing the photo onto each canvas, then trying to line it up, but it never works quite right. The pictures below should explain better what I'm trying to do.

    The first photo is the photo itself.
    Second is the frame it's going in.
    Third is a quick and really dirty preview of what I'm trying to achieve.

    Any help on this would be most appreciated.

    Thank you
     

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  2. jmjoh122 macrumors member

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    what are the demensions of every photo frame from left to right?
     
  3. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They're all 4x6 size. Landscape ones are: 6 x 4 and the portraits are: 4 x 6.

    EDIT: Sorry, that did not answer your question. I'm measuring now.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I just put two images into one document, start using the Lasso Tool (L) to mask/select the parts you want to remove from the picture frame image, and then just remove the parts, while the landscape image is a layer below.
    Or after I have selected all parts of the picture frame image, I would use that mask to copy the contents off the landscape image and paste it.

    Was that understandable, or is there a need for screenshots?
     
  5. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To be exact: from left to right, it's 82m.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    82m, as in "82 metres"? For what purpose is that document? A big, big arse ad?
     
  7. BJB Productions, Dec 26, 2011
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    I think that makes sense, though I'm missing how I would get the photo dimensions correct?
     
  8. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh gosh, sorry I see why you are confused. I did not mention that my plan is to actually print out each photo to put in this frame. It's not just a digital project for an ad. That's why dimensions are important. They're all 4x6 and 6x4 photos I'll be printing out for this frame.
     

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