Help with combining photos?

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  1. Hardrock

    Hardrock TPF Noob!

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    Im using cs3 and Im trying to merge 4 photos to one . My wife is setting in 4 different chairs next to each other and I want to combine them to one. How do I do it? I placed to of the images in the same document and tried using edit- auto align but that option does not pop up . what is a easy way for me to merge them? Thanks once again TPF!
     
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    i dont think he's trying to do a pano.. I think he's trying to do something like this:

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    correct?
     
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    Yes how do I do that. I tried using photomerge but it does not work.
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Layer them, then erase where the other chairs are.
     
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    there are a few ways to do it.. but, what I do, is, lay down the base image (for this one, it was the image with me on the left side of the couch) then I laid the image with the middle me on top of it.. then, i took the eraser, and, on the layer with the middle me, erased the left side of the image, thus revealing the layer under it, which had the left me.. then I merged those 2 layers to make 1 layer, then, I laid the 3rd image, the one with me on the right over those, and did the erasing again... hopefully that isn't to confusing sounding..

    as I said, there are other ways, this is how I do it, it takes only a few minutes if you're good with the eraser..

    heres a few others...

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    Thanks that worked great!
     
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    great... do we get to see ??
     
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    I will post them tonight.
     
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    awesome.. I really like clone photos.. i think they are a lot of fun and can become very creative depending on the fun you want to have.. i've created a few of these, and have some other ideas written down as to clone shots that I want to do.. they are as follows:

    1. me playing poker with myself
    2. me having a kitchen party with myself.. I have a large collection of musicial instruments here, and i'd love to create a nice down east feel clone shot
     
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    Personally, I avoid Erase when a Layer Mask will do. Layer Masks are easier to alter. Your only recovery from a mistake with Erase is Undo or History.

    Here's a screen shot showing an assembly using Layer Masks:

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