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.
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.
Thanks, that's a big help! I didn't think of erasing the excess.
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You're very welcome. Glad to help.