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But, let us start off by putting it in the middle of nowhere where it belongs. And I am going to that using this image right here rolling hills.
Now, this image was shot in Rocky Mountain National Park. Not so far away from Estes Park, and it was shot in the same day. So, it has a lot of the same lighting going on. So, that is going to help us and I would like to preserve the sort of rolling hill right at the beginning of the picture here and put it in front of the Stanley instead. And I am going to do that using a predefine selection outline that I have created in advance.
Now, many of these terms will become familiar to you throughout the training series such as selection outline, predefine selection outline and what I am about to say Mask. This is a mask that I have created in advance, and I am get to that mask by going to the channels pallet, and notice right at the bottom of the list, “Dimmed” in my case is an item that is called Mask.
Now, I should say by the way, I am working with a pre-release version the program. So, it is possible that when you are working inside Photoshop SC2, you may see a few interface items that look a little different. Do not worry about that, we should account for all differences because we are moving along here.
But in my case, the mask does appear dimmed. I am going to convert it to a selection outline to use the mask to put it in play by pressing the Ctrl key here on the PC where the command key on the Mac and clicking on mask. And, that goes and converts this mask into a selection outline here, which allows me to modify the pixels inside the selection.
For example, what I am going to do is I am going to move the selective pixels, this selective rolling hill here. I am going to move it into the foreground of the Stanley Hotel image. And I am going to do that using this tool, the move tool in the upper right hand corner of the toolbox. I am going to go ahead and select that tool, which allows me to move layers and selective portions of an image, and I am going to drag this foot hill’s image into the background image like so, so that it switches from one image window into the other.
And so now, I have all these trees on top of this rolling hill in front of the Stanley Hotel. Now, it is too far in front of the Stanley Hotel.
So, I am going to move it downward and notice, I can keep moving these rolling hills wherever I want to, just by dragging with the move tool because this image when I brought it in, when I brought the selection into a different image window has been converted to an independent floating layer.
So, I am going to go down here to the layers pallet and you will see that there is now the thing called layer 1 on top of the original background layer. Is not that great?
And what that means is this bunch of trees and there is dirt and all those other stuff that associated with the rolling hill is independent of the Stanley Hotel in back of it.
So I can move the rolling hill down. So, it just covers all that garbage, all that junk that was in the foreground of the image. All that shopping malls stuff and get rid of it.
Now notice for me, it is actually clicked into place. I know a good place here, I will click it into a good place here, I scrolled over to the sides so I can do that, so that this foreground hill lines up horizontally anyway. Fills up the entire width of the image.