2 Ways to Combine Photos in Photoshop for Beginners

2 Ways to Combine Photos in Photoshop for Beginners

Geekers - Tutorial on how to combine photos in Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6 for beginners


Combining a photo or image must have been found everywhere, for example, on banners, billboards, photos and other images. Of course, combining photos or images requires software or an application.


How to Combine Photos in Photoshop


This article will discuss how to combine photos in the Adobe Photoshop application. Actually there are many other editing applications that you can use. Here are some ways you can follow to combine multiple photos in Photoshop.



List of contents

   * How to Combine Photos in Photoshop

   + 1. Merge Photos Using Masking

   + 2. Simple Photo Combination


1. Merge Photos Using Masking


1. First, please open the Adobe Photoshop application on your PC or laptop.



2. Then, please click Create New. As shown in the image below.


click create new click create new


3. Then, please set the size of the canvas and also the background color that you will make. Then, please click Create. As in the image below.


How to Combine Photos in Photoshop CS3 How to Combine Photos in Photoshop CS3


4. Then, please enter the first photo. You can enter it by drag and drop or you can also through the File menu. As shown in the image below.


click file click file


5. Then, please click Open.


click open click open


6. Then, please select the photo you want, then click Open. As in the image below.


click open click open


7. Then, insert the second photo by drag and drop. If so, make sure the second photo is on the first layer. Like the example below.


How to Combine Photos in Photoshop CS6 How to Combine Photos in Photoshop CS6


8. Then, enter the masking stage. Please select the Quick Selection Tool menu. As shown in the image below.


click the quick selection tool click the quick selection tool


9. Then, please mask the second photo. Usually this selection stage is rather complicated and a headache. Just do it slowly and carefully, guys.


10. If you have finished masking, please right-click on the object and then select Select and Mask. As shown in the image below.


click select mask click select mask


11. Well, then you can adjust the transparency, contrast, sharpness, etc. in the properties window on the right. As in the image below.


set smooth set smooth


12. Then, please click on Output Settings. As in the image below.



How to combine photos in Photoshop easily How to combine photos in Photoshop easily


13. Then, in the Output to section, please select a Layer Mask.


click the layer mask click the layer mask


14. Done. If the layer mask is active, it will appear like this on the masked object layer.


15. Then, you can add a shadow effect to the object. The trick, please click on the new layer. As shown in the image below.


click new layer click new layer


16. Make sure the layer is transparent and is under the object. As in the image below.


17. Then, please select the Bursh tool.


click the brush tool click the brush tool


18. Then, please click on the shadow above. As shown in the image below.


click the brush tool click the brush tool


19. Then, please set the size and hardness. Change the hardness to 0% so the color doesn't have a solid gradient.


set hardness set hardness


20. Then, please set it on your object. And done.


done done


2. Simple Photo Combination


The second way is very simple. You just need to drag and drop it. Follow the steps below.


1. First, enter your first photo into Photoshop. You can do this by following the steps in the previous method.


2. Then, please drag and drop the second photo that you want to combine. Then, please click on the checklist above. As in the image below.


click click click click


3. Done. Your photo is already merged.


So many articles this time that discuss how to combine photos in Photoshop. There are two ways that are shared in this article. Please choose the method that suits your needs. Hopefully this article can be helpful and useful for you. Thank you 🙂



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