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Really basic question that others have asked. But need more.

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I am by no means either a computer or image editing expert so I need some patient help here.

There have been a few people wanting to cut out parts of a photo and then paste that cutout onto another image. I would like to add myself to that group.

I want to take photo's of family members, cut out around the shape of the head, enlarge the cutout head shape and paste it back onto the original body for a cartoon effect.

I have followed the Tutorial on cutting out images and I am now the proud creator of an image of my own head (with checkerboard backround). I have also managed to merge that head back onto a copy of the original image. (Now I have two heads!)

So........ How do I- Select the image of my head.So that I can...

- Enlarge the image of my head.

Thanks in advance for any help.



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If I correctly understand you : Use the Magic Wand to select the transparent area (it appears as a checkerboard in PDN), and then Ctrl + I to invert selection. You should have your head selected. And after the enlargement, use BoltBait's Feather effect to soften your edges if needed.

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And hold down shift to "constrain proportions" - that is, to keep it from getting squished. Holding shift will allow it to resize uniformly horizontally and vertically.


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