Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:36 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:49 PM
If you put the second photo/layer over the first one and adjust the opacity of the top (second) photo you can make it look sorta ghostly. You can play with the opacity levels and blending modes until you get the look that you want.
Does that help? Someone else will come along with more ideas, I'm sure.
Good luck and welcome.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:51 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:16 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:26 PM
If you want to combine two photos, with one being "Ghosted", I would start by creating a new document, and placing both pictures on it, with the picture that you want ghosted on top.
Reduce the opacity of the top picture (in PSE, the opacity slider is at the top of the Layers Palette. There is a screenshot showing where it is on page 4 of the tutorial. Play with the slider until you get the look you like (it will vary, depending on the photos you are using). You also might play with the Blending Modes, which is also shown in the screenshot on page 4 of the tutorial (where it says "Overlay). Again, the best blending mode will depend on the colors in the pictures you are using.
Then, an easy way to feather (or soften the edges) the ghosted picture is to use the Eraser tool. With the Eraser tool selected, you will see some options across the top of the screen. The first box shows the Eraser you have selected. Any brush can be used as an eraser. Under the Default Brush set, there are several round brushes with fuzzy edges. These would work great for softly erasing the edges of the ghosted image. You can adjust the size of the Eraser brush, and the opacity. Play with these settings until you get the look you like.
There are other ways to do this, but I think this is the simplest. Post again if you want me to upload some screenshots or if you have further questions.
Keep asking questions! We love to help.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:00 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:19 AM
Well, I lost it but then found it. Don't know how it ended where it did, didn't know how to post it to any certain place. Lynn