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#1 MalwareMutilator

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:15 AM

Hi all, :trumpet:

I absolutely suck when it comes to using Photoshop, so perhaps one of you can guide me.

In the photo attached, how would I superimpose the picture of the entire key onto the silhouette of the black key? I desire that the entire key does not erase any portion of the black key, and that I can resize the entire key to fit the size of the black key. In other words (I think), how do I superimpose the entire key onto the black key as a transparent image?

I hope I didnít confuse you. :flowers:

Step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated if it isnít too much of a problem.

Thanks all, :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:09 PM

You might think this is easier than it would be.

For one, the keys don't align, so its no easy thing there. You're going to need to put each picture on a different layer, and then from there try and use layer masks to hide parts of one of the layers.

It would be nice to know exactly why you need this.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:24 AM

Thanks Vaerli, :thumbsup:

I read-up a bit regarding layers, and I sort-of figured out what to do. After I finished the layer work, I was somewhat satisfied with the results. I later realized, however, that if I had removed the white background from the key silhouette, the picture would have been better, but hey . . . not bad for a first attempt at using layers. :flowers:

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:16 PM

I am not sure I understand the question

Posted ImageIf you lay the entire key over the black key the round thumb part handle will be invisible bc it is the same color as the back ground. So did you mean this?



Posted ImageOr to place the entire key over the black ground so you could still see it you need another color

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Excuse my perception.

If I can figure out the desired result I might can tell you how to do it. ( I am a Paint Dot Net user but the principles should apply ).

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:38 AM

There are many tutorials online.Most of them are free of charge.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:43 AM

I think I understand what you mean here, but your description is very vague and slightly confusing.

Do you want the original key to be the shape of the black shape / key? From the look of your second post where you attempted the final outcome, it seems this was the case.




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