trace and cut out person of photo

  denis93c 22:23 04 Dec 2003

i know there are correct terms of what i am tring to do.
how do i trace around a person in a picture and put the person into another picture?

  VoG II 22:29 04 Dec 2003

I believe you are trying to do this in Paint. You would be better off using IrfanView click here and look at the Help in there.

Good luck.

  canard 22:34 04 Dec 2003

The only thing I know that does this reliably is Serif photoplus which sadly is not free. I can think of ways of bodgeing it but they'd all be very fiddley [whiting out the pixels you don't want and then go to Gifworks click here and transparentising the whited out surround.Photoshop is sure to do it but is MUCH more expensive than the Serif prog.

  Audeal 22:37 04 Dec 2003

You can use the Lasso tool for this job. Trace round the subject and copy and Paste it into your other picture.

  siouxah1 22:56 04 Dec 2003

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Here are a couple of sites to visit for tutorials on image manipulation.

What you want to do is usually covered by 'LAYERS'.

Or by using the cloning tool from one photo to another.

Have a look at these sites and if this does not answer your questions post back.

I think you will need something like Paintshop pro or some other such programme. Not sure if IRFANVIEW will cope very well.

You might like to try SERIF Photoplus if you don't have anything else. Should be free here

click here

Regards Brian j

  [email protected]@m 23:00 04 Dec 2003

If you are on XP, you may have Picture It Publishing. It's very easy to use.

  siouxah1 23:20 04 Dec 2003

Further to my last.

This refers to paintshop pro, but should be similar in other progs

1. Open both photos.

2. Select with selection tool the required area. A square will do.

3. Resize to get scale correct.

4. Copy.

5. Paste in other photo as new layer.

6. Use erase tool to erase the bits of the pasted photo not required.

7. Flatten new photo and save.

  hssutton 23:34 04 Dec 2003


A number of programs will do this quite easily. What software are you using?.

  Pesala 17:33 05 Dec 2003

Windows Paint is a bit limited, Serif Photopaint is free from the link provided by siouxah1. Free support from the Serif PhotoPlus Forum click here

  denis93c 21:16 07 Dec 2003


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