test 1 Practical Photoshop - April 2018 UK - Page 37

01 PASTE A HELMET Open the start image and a Nasa photo of a helmet. Select it with the Rectangular Marquee, then grab the Move tool and drag the helmet across to the other image. Right-click the bounding box and choose Flip Horizontal. In the Layers panel, lower the layer opacity while you position the helmet. 02 PAINT A MASK Click the Add Layer Mask icon in the Layers panel, then grab the Brush tool. Paint with black to hide parts of the helmet layer until it’s neatly cut out. Next, click the New Layer icon in the Layers panel; drag the new layer below the helmet layer and paint with black to hide the rest of the body. 03 DROP IN A PLANET Open a planet image from Nasa and drag it into your image with the Move tool. Drag the planet layer to the top of the stack, then click the Blending Mode dropdown at the top of the Layers panel and choose Screen. Add a layer mask and paint with black to hide the parts that overlap the face.