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Community Beginner ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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I hope someone can help me with using photo merge group shot.  I'm trying to merge two photos.  I follow the instructions but the photos do not merge.  I've contacted customer support twice, but they are unable to help me.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021
davea14, Here is what I suggest for your purpose: 1. Go to File>new>blank file. Enter the dimensions. If you intend to print and your paper stock is 4x6", enter these values. Enter "Background Contents" in the dialog as well. Resolution 240 px/in. This will be your canvas. 2.Open picture A. Using the lasso tool, magnetic lasso tool, or selection brush, select the single person. Once the selection is complete, go to Edit>copy to place it on the clipboard. 3. Go back to the canvas from step #1, th...

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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>>>I hope someone can help me with using photo merge group shot.  I'm trying to merge two photos.  I follow the instructions but the photos do not merge.  I've contacted customer support twice, but they are unable to help me.

 

i have the same problem and i just bought the program a few days ago. bummer.

 

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Please be more specific as to what you are trying to do. For example, do you have a picture of a group of people and you wish to add another person to the group? Some of these semi-automated processes do not work well and doing things manually is not that difficult most of the time. Intersting that Adobe support has struck out twice.

Let us know and we will try to help you.

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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I have two pictures that I want to merge into one.  They are not group shoots, but of single individuals.  I tried the panorama option, but got an error message that the pictures did not align.

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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davea14,

Here is what I suggest for your purpose:

1. Go to File>new>blank file. Enter the dimensions. If you intend to print and your paper stock is 4x6", enter these values. Enter "Background Contents" in the dialog as well. Resolution 240 px/in. This will be your canvas.

2.Open picture A. Using the lasso tool, magnetic lasso tool, or selection brush, select the single person. Once the selection is complete, go to Edit>copy to place it on the clipboard.

3. Go back to the canvas from step #1, then Edit>paste

4. Do the same for picture B. At this point you should have 3 layers. Background layer and layers 1

&2.

Activate the move tool and position A & B, and resize if necessary using the corner handles of the bounding box. Make sure that you are on the correct layer.

This process isolates each person and places both on a new background. If the lighting on A & B is different, you can adjust via the Enhance menu>adjust lighting

 

 

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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In order to create a panorama (which is what I think you are really talking about) PSE only merges from left to right, not up and down.   You need to have 25% or more overlap between the pictures for it to work. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Hi @davea14 and @susan5FF5 

 

Feel free to upload two photos you wish to combine using the Photomerge Group Shot guided edit and I'll see if I can put together a quick walkthrough for you. The Photomerge Group Shot guided edit can produce some stunning results but it can be a bit tricky to get everything looking just right 🙂

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