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I thank you for the reply.

I guess I can see no other way that my subject could be misconstrued.

I followed the link and probably will be able to remove the head from the picture of my subject but,How do I paste it on the body of my subject in the desired picture.

I am a grandfather of a 1 year old and received an email of a baby in a wagon with a firemans hat on.(My son is a fireman) I want to put my grandsons head on that picture.

This is turning into a major project.

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Once you've removed the child's head (that sounds terrible!) save it as a .png file. Then open the image in PDN that you want to add the head to. Next, add the head by going to Layers > Import From File, and find the head that you just cut out and double click it. It will now appear in the layer above your original image. Move it to where you want by using the 'move selected pixels' tool.

It's important to save the head as .png so that any surrounding area is transparent meaning you will still be able to see the main image. That's the way I would probably do it, or you could do it ikid's way.

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I am having no luck with this. I can get my subject pic. up and layer and outline the face. but can not remove the face to store and place on the new picture.

Mayby i'm missing an obvious step that old timers think everybody knows.

Is there another thread that might show a differant perspective or mayby this old dog just can't grasp this new trick.

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You've just got to be really careful that you're following each step in the tutorial that Curmudgeon posted. I know it can be difficult, I've had that problem where I just cannot get the desired result even though I think I'm following the tutorial to the letter. Sometimes the author assumes a certain knowledge of PDN in the more advanced tutorials which a novice has not got. To be fair though, the authors often state the skill level required to complete it, so if it's for advanced users, then the novice is well advised to steer clear and concentrate on the simpler ones.

The 'cutting out' tutorial is pretty comprehensive and I can't see anything that is 'assumed' by the author. It's a really good step by step guide. From what you are saying, you're managing to get the outline around the head, but then are unable to remove the unwanted bits, just to leave the head. Are you sure you're inverting your selection after selecting the head with the magic wand tool and selecting the background layer? When you invert the selection, the unwanted part of the image is selected and then it's just a case of hitting the delete key to get rid of the unwanted bit. You should just have the head left which you should then save as a .png file. It's just a case of playing around and practising. All will become clear eventually. It just takes time and patience.

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