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Posted 7/31/09

piglet10 wrote:

hey can u help me i dont understand tht much


What do you need help with exactly?
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Posted 7/31/09 , edited 8/2/09


well with the bg thingy

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Posted 8/2/09

piglet10 wrote:

well with the bg thingy


You use the scissors tool to make a selection, or to put it simply, outlining an object. Careful when doing it, the scissors are kind tricky.


Once you have finished settings points around your shape, you need to make it into a selection so you can work with it. Before you do this though, you might want to go into the Scissors tool options and check Feather Edges to create a smooth selection. (this option is clearly visible in the toolbox)

Now, click on the first point you made. The last point should be connected your first point at this step. Finally, just click inside the perimeter to turn it into a selection.

Open up the image the you want to use as the new background.(if not already open)
Then use the layers tab and click on the picture(BG pic), you should see that pic in the layers area. Click and drag that to the other canvas where you have just made your selection. It should replace the old background with the new one and wallah! The object you made the selection around has a new BG.
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kurai_tsuki92 wrote:


piglet10 wrote:

well with the bg thingy


You use the scissors tool to make a selection, or to put it simply, outlining an object. Careful when doing it, the scissors are kind tricky.


Once you have finished settings points around your shape, you need to make it into a selection so you can work with it. Before you do this though, you might want to go into the Scissors tool options and check Feather Edges to create a smooth selection. (this option is clearly visible in the toolbox)

Now, click on the first point you made. The last point should be connected your first point at this step. Finally, just click inside the perimeter to turn it into a selection.

Open up the image the you want to use as the new background.(if not already open)
Then use the layers tab and click on the picture(BG pic), you should see that pic in the layers area. Click and drag that to the other canvas where you have just made your selection. It should replace the old background with the new one and wallah! The object you made the selection around has a new BG.


yeah but the scissors wont work for some reason
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Posted 8/2/09

piglet10 wrote:

yeah but the scissors wont work for some reason


Use the free select tool then, it's a lot easier than the scissors. And the scissors tool not working might be a bug in the program.


Okay, for the lasso tool (actually it's called the free select tool) you outline the thing you want to render. Once you get near the starting point stop. Don't double click to make the selection. Click on the outer area of the canvas and continue clicking on the outside until you're near where you first started to render the pic. Click on the point where you first started to make the selection. You should notice that instead of the selection just outlining the person, (like it did in your example) it surrounds the outside of the person.


Now in order to get a transparent background, right click on the image > go to image and click on merge visible layers. This will not get rid of your selection. Now erase the background. The background should be transparent after you're done. There might be a little bit of the background left after you erased it because of the selection. No worries, just erase the bit that's left.

Now move the bg pic you want to this one.

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