Modifying or altering an image by copying and pasting in your photo editor

Just a quick post today with an image I’ve been working on called ‘A Visitor to the Woods’. I loved the shape of the trees in this photo so added a model & wanted her to be rising up amongst the trees. But, her dress was too short! Lol. Well that didn’t deter me. I set about using the freehand selection tool (selection tool in tool box) in my photo editing software and selected the lower half of her dress. I copied it (edit – copy) and pasted it (edit – paste as new layer) back into the photo thus (oops that’s a formal word!) lengthening the dress. Then using a soft brush I smudged (smudge tool in tool box) and warped (warp tool) the edges to make it fit and blend with the original dress. This created a longer dress. You may be able to see where I attached it ever so slightly!!

10 thoughts on “Modifying or altering an image by copying and pasting in your photo editor

  1. Ah yes, this is amazing and I’ve used the same technique myself – it’s a powerful technique to use for this exact reason. Amazing work – I love how the image of the woman contrasts the darkness of the trees in the background so you are drawn into the figure but it also compliments the background at the same time. Beautiful work πŸ™‚

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