You're trying to make a collage type thing, correct? It's not that hard, but actually making it look good does require some practice. Use the Selection Tool (freehand or preset shape) to cut out the image you want to insert, then resize it to the size you want it to be in your final image. Now Edit, Cut, and Paste as New Layer. You can use the Mover tool to move this image around since it's on a new layer. When you get all the images onto the background, save it as a merged image. This is probably a TERRIBLE explanation of this process, and I could be leaving something out too, but maybe it will help!Originally Posted by Dreamer
I mentioned to Snowflake Girl that I think the "Learn in 24 Hours" series of books is the best reference for PS Pro (in my opinion)...easy to understand and avaliable on Amazon. I did the experimental thing for a while after I got my software, but this book contains so much stuff I would have NEVER figured out in a million years , especially as you get into more complex images. Also that book has ways to make some of the coolest looking lettering, shadows, etc that you would be forever teaching yourself to do, if you ever did. Just a thought; you might want to check it out. I do know a lot of people use Photoshop, but it doesn't work exactly the same, and unless they dropped a grand on the super-duper professional version, PS offers a lot of options that Photoshop Elements doesn't. So trying to learn from someone who is good at Photoshop is sometimes, but not always helpful.