How many times have you snapped a photo, only to find that there's no one photo where everyone looks good?
Photoshop Element's Photomerge Group Shot helps you combine multiple photos so you can create one photo where everyone is looking their best.
To recap, the basic steps are:
- Open two photos of the group in Photoshop Elements
- Click on Enhance - Photomerge - Photomerge Group Shot (In PSE8-10 Click File- New- Photomerge...)
- Select the photo with that you want to keep as a base (the one with the most happy faces in it) - drag it up to the right image
- Click on the other photo you want to use for the photos
- Align the photos using the Align tool (Advanced Options)
- Click in the pencil tool and draw over the 'good' face in the photo on the left
- If needed erase parts of the face you don't need
- Press done when you are happy with the result.
If you would like to learn more photo fixes like this check out Mother's Little Helper. Inside I'll show you how to:
- Use levels and smart brushes to let the sun shine in
- Liquify your photo to get suck in that tummy
- Clarify and retouch fading, scratched photos
- Add hand tinting with blend modes
- Take the years off: Heal fine lines and smooth flyaway hair
- Restore natural color to your photos with adjustment layers
PS If you need an introduction to the basics of Photo Editing, you'll love Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners.