How to Check for Overlap in Graphic Software

Going to merge some photos together, but you don't know if the subject will be stepping on his own toes, literally. Unless that is the look you want, (not usually), then you need to read this.

Steps

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    Open your image in your chosen software. It has to have the ability to use layers. This won't work if you don't have them.
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    Add another photograph in its own layer on top of the original image.
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    Change the opacity. You want to reduce the opacity so that you can see the other layer behind it.
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    Do this for the next few images. If you find that you can't see with all the layers, (will probably happen pretty quick), then make your lower later vanish by clicking on the eye (the usual icon).
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    Alternatively, you can try joining the images and removing the 'offending' images, as needed.
    • Create >> Join Multi-Exposures >> Align Pictures...
    • Click the pictures in the left column. You want to compare the positioning of the moving object in the series, relative to its position in the first picture of the series.

Sources and Citations

  • Information found at Zoner.com

Article Info

Categories: Graphics