To start with you will need 2 pictures.
I chose a picture of a hot rod and a person
To remove the person from the background, use my extract tutorial here.
Now switch to the “add anchor point” path tool
Drag the anchor points into place.
To add a curve: Click once on the midway point between 2 anchor points, release the mouse button, then click and drag, you will notice you are now creating a curve. That is the biggest secret to the path tool. A bit of practice and it will be a breeze.
Once you have created the path, go to the paths palette and click, save path.
You now will have a selection around the area we are going to position the person.
Select the person in the 2nd image and choose “copy”
Select the hotrod image again and choose edit>paste into
Press Ctrl/Cmd+T for free transform and scale and position your person to fit inside the window.
There all nicely positioned and sized in the window.
The only problem now is that it looks a bit fake because the window has a highlight and the person is opaque.
Now switch to screen mode and lower the opacity to 29%
There all done. Wanna take a ride?
Don’t limit this techniques for people and windows, use it for all kinds of photo foolery and collaging.
Join our list to receive more tutorials and tips on Photoshop. Get exclusive tutorials, discounts and the free super guides. No spam, all content, no more than once a week.
If you’re on our list, you will receive it free by email as soon as it’s available. If not, sign up now and get the CS6 Superguide for free. Or click the image below.
How to remove a color cast from a photo in Photoshop. 4 different ways to fix color on photographs instantly...
In this weeks Live from Lockdown Colin Smith shows you how make your own LUTs as well as creative ways...