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Thomas E. Dillon

Merging Photos in Photoshop Elements

Say I take two tripod shots of the same landscape, exposing one for shadows and the other for sky, and then create a PSE layer for each and flatten/merge them. Will I end up with an image that shows the proper exposure for both?

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3/26/2008 8:25:20 AM

Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
You are going to have to work with blending or masking in some form to get the result you want. Just putting one layer over the other doesn't tell the program what you want to do. I am working on a course that gets into this type of thing, and I do explore it to some extent in my Layers course (Leveraging Layers: Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool), though you may need to build into that as it is an advanced course via my other courses (Richard Lynch's Photoshop courses).

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3/26/2008 8:50:49 AM

Thomas E. Dillon
  Richard, I don't have sample issues. Unfortunately, I haven't tried this yet, and haven't even taken my source photos. Thank you for your response.

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3/26/2008 9:04:57 AM

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