Combining two images in Photoshop Elements 12 doesn't seem to work

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May 15, 2019

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Combining two images in Photoshop Elements 12 doesn't seem to work

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We need more detail than that to be able to help you.

Give us the exact step by step that you are using and what happens when you do it.

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I'm using a Lenovo w/ W10. I open image 1, then open image 2 and "copy"

function of image 2 doesn't seem to be available; I've also tried

hi-lighting a portion of image 2 to paste into image 1, but this doesn't

seem to work either.

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Try this:

In Editor, go to the expert tab.

  1. Open picture B, the one you wish to select something from to add to another picture.
  2. Use one of the selection tools, e.g. selection brush, lasso tool, to select the object. You will see an outline ("marching ants") once the selection is complete
  3. Go to Edit menu>copy to copy the selection to the clipboard
  4. Open picture A, then go to Edit>paste
  5. Use the move tool to position object from picture B.
  6. In the layers palette you should see picture A as the background layer, and object B on a separate layer.

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This seems like it will work but, since this is the first time I've ever tried this, it'll probably take considerable effort to get it the way I want it as I'm not one to manipulate my phootos.  Thanx.

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LEGEND ,
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Have a look at replace background in "Guided"

Guided mode Special edits in Photoshop Elements

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In "Guided" mode I don't see any "Special edits" option available in my Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

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LEGEND ,
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OK sorry. That must be a later feature.

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glennb57592797  wrote

This seems like it will work but, since this is the first time I've ever tried this, it'll probably take considerable effort to get it the way I want it as I'm not one to manipulate my phootos.  Thanx.

Well, this is a great opportunity for you to learn how to use the tools in this powerful program. If you are so inclined, post two representative pictures here on the forum page and we shall be pleased to help you further.

The basic instructions above can be refined to get to "the way I want."

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