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Photoshop® Elements 8 All-in-One For Dummies® by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

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Chapter 3. Compositing with Photomerge

In This Chapter

  • Stitching a scene with Panorama

  • Getting the hero shot with Group Shot

  • Manipulating an image's DNA with Faces

  • Eliminating with Scene Cleaner

  • Working with Exposure

Sometimes, working with just a single shot isn't quite enough. Imagine this scenario: As much as you try, you just can't quite squeeze that vacation scenic vista into one photo; in fact, it takes a total of three shots. Or one of your relations is always blinking or looking the wrong way in your family reunion snapshots, so no single shot ends up being the perfect group photo. Or maybe bystanders or cars keep crossing the path of your camera when you're trying to capture that historic landmark. Not to worry, that's what the Elements Photomerge commands are for. One command seamlessly stitches multiple shots of your panorama into a single image, while another eliminates distracting elements from your shots, and a third command enables you to combine multiple group shots to get the best composite. Finally, one command even lets you take two faces and combine them into a kind of hybrid human. (How cool is that?)

Compositing with Photomerge

Stitching a Scene with Photomerge Panorama

The Photomerge Panorama command enables you to combine multiple images into a single panoramic image. You can take several overlapping photos, from skylines to mountain ranges, and stitch them together into one shot.

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