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Title: DragonflyCanon EOS Digital Rebel
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K9madtex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
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Framing Sayre Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)::2007-09-09 15:55
I was just curious how you managed to make it look like the dragonfly was coming out of the frame? Is it two separate pictures? Is it some secret technique that you do? Or is it something that's easy to do? I LOVE the picture!
Please let me know if you can!
Steph
Re: Framing K9madtex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)::2007-09-10 9:01
I'm not very good at explaining how I did this, but I will try. It was really trial and error. Using photoshop CS2 I opened the original photo. Make a copy in a new layer. On the new layer use the select tool to select the portions you want to be outside the frame and copy them as a new layer. You may have to do this several different times if you have multiple parts that will be outside the frame. In this case I did it twice. Open a new blank document larger than your current image. Crop your current image to exclude the portions you want outside the frame. Drag that layer to the new document. Now drag the portions you copied before to the new document one at a time and line them up where the go. You should now have something similar to what I did. You can now crop, frame and flatten your image.

I hope this helps
Good Luck
Billy
Re: Framing Sayre Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)::2007-09-10 20:04
Billy,
Thanks, that makes sense. And, you explained it fine. I understand photoshop enough so that works for me.
Thanks again,
Steph