By Carl Heaton

Merging two or more different pictures allows you to create beautiful graphics to be used in various fields. Photoshop lets you create very special effects, but in this case we will see just how to mix two images together in a harmonious way.

Merging two or more different pictures allows you to create beautiful graphics to be used in various fields. Photoshop lets you create very special effects, but in this case we will see just how to mix two images together in a harmonious way.

This is what we’re going to do:

Gold Bar and Vault

Here is how to make it:

1. First of all select the images for our composition:

Open a new Photoshop document and assign the desired dimensions. In our case we have created a document of 35×20 cm using 72 dpi with a white background.

2. Import the photos in the new document. By doing this you will get 3 different levels: one for the background and one for each image. If you want to reduce or to increase the dimensions of one of the images,you can select the level of the chosen image and press command (ctrl) Free Transform T.

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3. Once the dimensions are set up, you have to cancel the image part you don’t need.
In order to make this select the Eraser Tool from the Tool Box, and set up the size to 145px and the Hardness to 15%. I suggest to set up also the Opacity to 30%, thus the Eraser tool will be less effective and easier to use.

Schermata

To be sure to correctly cancel the parts, you can also set up the level in mode MULTIPLY. In this way the level becomes semi-transparent, and allows you to see what you have in the level behind.

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4.Once you have done that you have to cancel the parts which are unecessary.

Control the result of your operation by bringing back the level in the NORMAL mode. To cancel the parts near the gold bars, modify the settings of the Eraser tool to 30px of dimension, 100% of opacity 40% of hardness.

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Now select the Brush Tool from the Tool Bar, set up the size to 100px, hardness 20% and opacity to 30% using black color. Working with these settings it will be simpler to fix the job. With this paint-brush selected we are going to fill the part of the background below the gold bars, in order to create a uniform background.

To work in smaller areas, you should reduce the size of the brush.
Just RIGHT CLICK with the mouse and choose a smaller size.
Once you have removed the area around the bars, you’ll get this result:

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The key is choosing the right images and then taking the time to fit them together.

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About The Author

Carl

He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.