Ok, last time we straightened the picture. Your straightened picture should look something like this.
Hello, and again, these tutorials are from the perspective of Corel’s Paint Shop Pro, specifically X4. This time, we will use the Straighten and Perspective tools over two tutorials. These tools haven’t changed since at least version 9 (X4 would be version 14), and they probably work very much the same in other graphic packages.
Well, that was a nice Thanksgiving break! Now let’s wrap up the tutorial with an optional addendum. You’ll recall that the tutorial was about copying an object from one image into another. Since the pasted object was not the same shape as the original, we had to graft parts of the background to fill in the voids. Here’s the picture.
Let’s recap this tutorial’s first part.
You loaded the original picture, showing a grill full of chicken and a hand holding a piece of chicken on a fork. Then you loaded some other picture that had some object in it that you wanted to use to replace the piece of chicken on the fork. You used the Freehand Selection tool, set to Smart Edge, to select the object. Then you copied and pasted the selected object into the original picture as a layer.
Here’s an entry I submitted to a fark.com contest. If you’re new to photochopping, I think you will find this tutorial helpful. We’re going to explore selections and the “lasso” selection tool. Ok, so here’s the original photograph. Click on it to get a full-size version, and save it to your computer.
What can we do with the above photo? Well, we could substitute the chicken leg on the fork with something else.