Pixlr Lesson 5

Combining Images

When you save an image as a jpg the layers are "flattened" and you end up with a single layer.
This is great when you are done with a photo and are going to use it somewhere (like on a blog post, web page, or presentation). Once "flattened" an image is permanently that way.

However, if you are in the middle of working on an image that has one or more layers there may be times that you want to save your work and return to it later. It is also a good idea to save a project with the layers just in case you want to come back and change something later.

To keep an image with layers: just choose Save As and be sure the top file extension of PXD is selected.

Here are two photos that I am using:

I used the magic wand to select out the swan, then Edit - Free Transform to switch the direction and resize the image to past into the other photo

Here is the result:


Then I used the Lasso Tool to copy the flowers, Free Transform to place them, then the Magic Wand and Eraser to clean it up a bit



Assignment for Pixlr lesson 5

  • Combine two photographs
  • Be sure to save the originals also so we can see the difference
  • Upload all 3 images to your blog post for Lesson 5
  • Upload all 3 images to your Photo Editing folder in Google Drive
  • Optional: Create a second combined photo set