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Get the Image You Want: Essential Photoshop Editing Techniques by Element K Journals Creative Team

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Combine images with the Extract command

I bet this sounds familiar: You're out shooting a subject that never stands still, such as your kids or your pets. When you frame for the kids, the background isn't right; when you frame for the background, the kids are, well, never entirely in the foreground. So, do you wait until your kids or pets move to just the right spot? Probably not. If you're using a digital camera, the inclination is to take the photo, hope for the best, and move on. But if you really want the perfect photo, what do you do? The answer is simple and easy. Take a photograph of the kids (or the dog or the cat), and one of the background, and then combine the two, as we did in Figure A, with Photoshop's Extract command.

Figure A. ...

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