used was a photo of bridesmaids in which the face of each young woman was extracted and brought forward, basically highlighting that person, then moved back, perfectly in place on the shoulders. I can't remember if I saw the technique on this forum or somewhere else. Does anyone have ideas on where I may have seen it?
Would have postered it here but unaware of how to do that yet... but i will learn
It's in two parts one using photoshop to create the images and the second using Proshow gold to enhance the slide show.
i do hope it answers your question. if it doesn't please let me know and we'll see if we can't figure a way round it
pd wrote:In photoshop you would invert the selection (Ctrl I). Paint shop will definetly have something similar.
But, first and foremost, your picture should not be marked as a background layer in the document.
Here is how I do it in PaintShop Pro:
Duplicate layer. Your picture now appears twice. Delete the layer marked as background.
Insert a new raster layer (transparent) and drag it beneath your picture layer.
Now you can select the head of the person.
Then: Selection > Invert > Delete
Save this new picture as a png file.
Is your Workspace set to display the layers?
If so, it really doesn't matter how you do it, as long as the image appears as "copy of background" in your layers.
You can duplicate layers either from the upper menu (Layers > Duplicate) or by RIGHT clicking on the layer itself, exactly as in ProShow. The result should be the same.
Starting with version X4, that I'm now using, when you right click on the background layer, there is also the option of "Promote background layer". I don't know which version of the program you are using, so that's why I haven't mentioned this before.
In any case, if the picture is not set as "background" layer, you should be OK with deleting the selection.
bjquilts63 wrote: . . . I wonder if it would work to lower the opacity of the whole picture while the head shot is enlarged? Wonder how that would look? . . . .
It depends on the original photo. If it is high resolution you will have no deterioration. That is why you should not resize photos before inserting them in Producer.
If the original is of poor quality and Producer pixellated results, your best option is to reduce the original image size and of the the cutout layer to 80%.
For the effect to take place then zoom in to say 105%. This keeps picture acceptable to the viewer.
Hope that helps.
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