Photo Compositing Made Easy with Adobe Photoshop Elements


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Just in case you aren’t familiar with photo compositing, this technique combines two or more photos into a single new photo. Some examples where this technique would be useful are:

  • combining multiple photos to create a more expansive (panoramic) final photo
  • creating the perfect group photo from multiple photos
  • creating the perfect scenic photo from multiple photos eliminating unwanted elements (like people)

Adobe Photoshop Elements offers powerful, yet easy-to-use Photomerge technology to make these difficult and time-consuming tasks a snap. Here are three Photomerge tutorials (note 5-10 sec pause at the beginning for buffering):

Try Photomerge for yourself. If you don’t currently own Adobe Photoshop Elements, download the latest trial version from Adobe’s website!

Patrick Koster
Senior Solution Engineer, Adobe Education

One Response to Photo Compositing Made Easy with Adobe Photoshop Elements

  1. colleen leclerc says:

    what if you only have 1 photo, and want to erase unwanted people in it? how can this be done with scene cleaner?
    Scene Cleaner and other Photomerge features in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 are designed to work with two or more photos to create composite effects (like removing someone from a photo). If you only have one photo then you will need to work in the Full Edit mode and use specialized tools like the Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Clone Stamp Tools. Perhaps the Magic Eraser Tool would be useful as well.
    Learn more about these tools in the Help or check training from these resources:
    -Patrick Koster