How to combine 2 photos in Photoshop

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You want to combine 2 photos in Photoshop but don't know how to do it? Don't worry, please refer to our following shares to learn how to combine 2 photos in Photoshop quickly and most artistically.

How to combine 2 photos in Photoshop

You want to combine 2 photos in Photoshop but don't know how to do it? Don't worry, please refer to our following shares to learn how to combine 2 photos in Photoshop quickly and most artistically.

combine 2 photos in Photoshop

1. How to combine 2 photos in Photoshop into one photo

You want a photo that contains many different images? So we will need to combine 2 images in Photoshop. This is one of the basic techniques in Photoshop that you need to know. 

The specific steps are as follows:

- Step 1: First we need to create a new working file. On the menu bar go to File => New… or press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+N. Then fill in the size parameters to suit your needs.

press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+N

Step 2: Now we need to upload 2 photos that need to be merged in Photoshop. On the menu bar, select File => Open => Select 2 photos to combine => Open. Or you can press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+O then select 2 photos and press Open.

Select 2 photos to combine

Step 3: On the newly created file, use the Move Tool (V) to drag the 2 image files to be merged into the new file.

use the Move Tool (V) to drag the 2 image files to be merged

Step 4: To adjust the size of the image, at each image layer, press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + T to adjust the size of each image to the best fit.

press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + T

Step 5: After aligning the size of the two images properly, let's save the image. 

aligning the size of the two images

2. How to merge 2 images in Photoshop

Besides simply merging 2 images in Photoshop into one image, we can blend 2 images to get unique effects. 

To combine 2 images in Photoshop, please follow these steps:

Step 1: First you need to create a working file to combine 2 images in Photoshop.

create a working file to combine 2 images in Photoshop.

Step 2: Add 2 images you want to stitch together. On the menu bar, select File => Open => Go to the folder containing the 2 photos you want to combine => select photo => Click Open. 

For example, I want to combine a photo of a dog with a photo of the moon and night sky.

Go to the folder containing the 2 photos you want to combine

Step 3: Now we will need to separate the dog to put it on a photo of the night sky. In the dog image file, use the Quick Selection Tool (W) to create a selection of the dog. Make the selection as detailed as possible.

use the Quick Selection Tool (W) to create a selection of the dog. Make the selection as detailed as possible

Step 4: On the menu bar, select Select => Select and Mask (with Photoshop CC 2017 onwards and Refine Edge with previous Photoshop versions). The Refine Edge dialog box appears allowing you to customize the selection and then convert it into a mask.

 Select and Mask

Step 5: Adjust the selection by changing the parameters in the dialog box and watch the image change. Refine Edge is used to correct hair or soft edges. Under Edge Detection, check the Smart Radius box, so that Photoshop distinguishes between hard and soft edges.

You can also increase the Radius value a bit. Place the Refine Edge brush at the outer edge of the dog's fur and begin brushing. Dog fur will gradually be added to the selection. Hold down Alt and then paint to undo the changes if you are not satisfied.

At Output, check Decontaminate Colors to help remove remaining background colors in the selection. In Output, select New Layer with Layer Mask and then click OK.

select New Layer with Layer Mask and then click OK

Step 6: Use the Move Tool to drag the night sky background image to the first working file you created. Then drag the dog's background separation above the sky background. Adjust the size of the background and the dog so that they are balanced.

drag the dog's background separation above the sky background

Step 7: You can use two layer blends in many different styles to create unique effects. Go to Blending Mode, select the appropriate blending types. Here, I choose Screen mode.

Go to Blending Mode

So, you have merged two photos in Photoshop together in a very unique way.

you have merged two photos in Photoshop together in a very unique way.

 

3. How to combine 2 photos in Photoshop online

In addition to combining 2 photos in Photoshop, you can also combine 2 photos in Photoshop Online. Let's refer to the basic steps below.

Step 1: Access Photoshop Online. Select Open File from computer, then open the 2 photos you want to merge. For example, I want to combine a photo of a small butterfly landing on the girl's finger.

Select Open File from computer

Click the icon to enlarge the screen to make combining two photos in Photoshop easier.

Click the icon to enlarge the screen to make combining two photos in Photoshop easier.

Step 2: We need to separate the butterfly before merging it into the girl's photo. Use a Free Selection (shortcut key L), then outline around the butterfly. You can use zoom (Z) to enlarge the image, making it easy to create a selection.

Use a Free Selection (shortcut key L)

Step 3: After creating the selection, we will press Ctrl + X to cut the selection. This operation also copied the butterfly image.

we will press Ctrl + X to cut the selection

Step 4: Switch to the girl image file, press Ctrl + V to paste the butterfly you just cut into the image. Press the transform option to adjust the size of the butterfly to fit the girl's finger.

press Ctrl + V

Step 5: After adjusting properly, in the Color section in the right corner, reduce the ratio so that the butterfly is blurred, to suit the photo.

reduce the ratio so that the butterfly is blurred

Above are some extremely simple and beautiful instructions for combining 2 photos in Photoshop. Hopefully the above sharing from Sadesign can help you edit the most beautiful photos.

 
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