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Basic Photo Manip Guide: Part1 by HideTheDetails Basic Photo Manip Guide: Part1 by HideTheDetails

Here is the first part to my Guide to a Basic Photo Manipulation. This is one of three to four parts that are still in working progress. I thought that I would upload this to show that I am working on it and that it will all be done soon enough. ;D

Now, I used Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 for this, but the tools are basically the same as they are in Photoshop and many other programmes like it.

If there is something you don't understand, don't be afraid to comment or send me a note to ask. Also, if you notice any spelling mistakes [which there are more than likely to be as it's quarter past one in the morning here], please comment or note me and I'll try my hardest to sort it out.

In this part of the tutorial, you will learn about the do's and don'ts of selecting your stock images, how to resize your images so that they fit together, and how to blend your background and foreground nicely.

I would appreciate it, if you do use this tutorial for one of your works, that you please credit me in your artist's comments. Obviously, I don't expect you to credit me in every single piece that you do, but it would be nice if I was mentioned in one of them. :3

Also, it would be nice if you sent me the link to your finished manipulation if you have done your own using this tutorial. Just so that I know that my tutorial is being some kind of use to someone.

The other parts to this tutorial are in progress.

The other parts will include how to add a little water wave-type thing to the bottom of your image, how to lower the transparency of a layer, how to use the selection tool, how to place your model into your manipulation and choosing the right size for the model, how to make your model blend in and how to add little finishing touches.

Do not take this tutorial and claim it as your own.

©2008 Jessica Grimes.


The stock images used in this are:
[link] - ~Fune-Stock
[link] - *night-fate-stock

For this part of the tutorial, I recommend using a sky stock image and, either, a simple floor image [like the one used in the tutorial] or a seascape that doesn't have a sky.

Use your imagination. You don't have to use the same images that I have in this tutorial in your own piece.

Part One: You are here.
Part Two: [link]
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!! :worship: There seems to be not a lot of tutorials for Paint Shop Pro and the manual for it isn't very helpful, so thank you again for making these 2 tutorials :handshake: :+fav:
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Not a problem. :] Thank you for taking a look at my tutorials. n_n
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
You're welcome :)
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jessybell19 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ty you have made things soo clear for me :) more tutorials please!
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
No problem. [: I'll try and get some new tutorials up soon, if I manage to find the time.
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GenesisClub Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Featured here [link]
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Thank you very much. n_n
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Female-Warrior Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
I seem to be having a problem trying to figure out how to get the 2 photos on to the Raster. Every attempt has failed so far!?!?
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
How do you mean, getting them onto the raster?
Is it when you're pasting the images in or are you trying to get them both onto the same raster layer?
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Female-Warrior Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Yes, every time I bring up one the other disapears or goes to the background. What am I doing wrong.

I must be an egghead LOL
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Hmm, well, I'm not entirely sure what you're doing wrong. Would you be able to upload a screen shot of the before you paste and after so I can get a vague idea of what's happening?
It's easier to tell you what's happening if I can see it.
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Female-Warrior Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
I'm going to give it another go before I do that. You are very kind:)
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Okay. Feel free to ask if you still have problems with it.
n_n
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Female-Warrior Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
This very exciting to me, it's just what I wanted to learn. I've downloaded the same photo shop you have so I can learn exactly how to do this. I will probably start on Monday.

How come I can't add you as a friend?

Anyway Thanks again'
Dawn
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Thank you very much for using my tutorial. n_n
And I'm not sure why you couldn't add me as a friend.. I haven't been on here for a while so I haven't really noticed anything.
Thanks again. (=
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Female-Warrior Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
I am so happy to find your link. I'm going to try this; time willing of course. I also would like to add you as a friend.
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SouthamptonRose Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
this looks really good...and extremely helpful. thanks for doing this! :D
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
No problem. n_n
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Chibi-Shuriken Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Thanks for putting this up here and taking the time - it's really helpful. 83
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
No problem. :3
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Chibi-Shuriken Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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SilverLynxCat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student General Artist
It looks awesome, can't wait for the other parts!
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HideTheDetails Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Awh, thanks. I should have one more bit up later and then the rest will be up when I get back from camping.
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SilverLynxCat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student General Artist
awesome =3
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