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How to move moon behind mountain

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Oct 19, 2019

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I have Photoshop Elements 2020 and am just learning how to use layers and masks.  I have a photo of a mountain with a rising full moon in the sky above the mountain.  I would like to move the moon so the mountain is in front of  part of it, and about half of the moon is visible rising behind the mountain.  What is the quickest way to accomplish this with the fewest number of steps? I think I'm making it way too complicated and end up getting lost in all the layers and masks.

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In order to do this, make a selection of the moon, then place this selection on its own layer. Using the move tool, position it  appropriately in relation to the mountain. Using the eraser tool, you can erase "excess' moon, or use a mask to hide the excess.

In order to obliterate the moon in its native location, make a selection of adjacent sky to serve as a patch over the moon.

 

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How to move moon behind mountain

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I have Photoshop Elements 2020 and am just learning how to use layers and masks.  I have a photo of a mountain with a rising full moon in the sky above the mountain.  I would like to move the moon so the mountain is in front of  part of it, and about half of the moon is visible rising behind the mountain.  What is the quickest way to accomplish this with the fewest number of steps? I think I'm making it way too complicated and end up getting lost in all the layers and masks.

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Correct answer by hatstead | Adobe Community Professional

In order to do this, make a selection of the moon, then place this selection on its own layer. Using the move tool, position it  appropriately in relation to the mountain. Using the eraser tool, you can erase "excess' moon, or use a mask to hide the excess.

In order to obliterate the moon in its native location, make a selection of adjacent sky to serve as a patch over the moon.

 

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In order to do this, make a selection of the moon, then place this selection on its own layer. Using the move tool, position it  appropriately in relation to the mountain. Using the eraser tool, you can erase "excess' moon, or use a mask to hide the excess.

In order to obliterate the moon in its native location, make a selection of adjacent sky to serve as a patch over the moon.

 

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Thanks, that's a big help!  I didn't think of erasing the excess.

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I was having trouble signing in so had to change my username from Billp99 to billporter6.

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You're very welcome. Glad to help.

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Bill, I have given you another approach in your other thread.  The content aware move tool allows you to move the moon without creating another layer for it or cloning over the original.

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