I used Pixlr for the editing. It's a great program. and my goal was to use every tool but i didn't make it quite that far....maybe next time.
Please leave your constructive criticism and advise as I look at this as a great learning experience.
I hope you enjoy my house on Halloween.
And PLEASE vote for me in the Halloween Photo Edit Contest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Step 1: Night Sky and Moon
First I opened the MOON pic and copied it to my main canvas. Then I selected the black color w/ the COLORPICKER and painted the rest of the canvas with the BUCKET TOOL.
I hope the full moon brings out a few werewolves!
Step 2: CLEANING UP THE HOUSE
Cleaning Up the House
First I cleaned up the house by removing the street light, the garage light and my car from the driveway using the CLONE STAMP TOOL.
Since I have a new sky it is time to get rid of the old one.
I highlighted the sky using the WAND TOOL and then inverted the selection. Then I selected the ERASER TOOL and took out the sky along with the trees in the background.
Who Turned Out the Lights?
Because I took the picture in the day time, I made the image darker by selecting the BUCKET TOOL changing the TOLERANCE to high and the OPACITY to 10% and kept adding until I was happy with the shade.
Bring On the Night
Finally I selected the house with the WAND TOOL again and moved the image to the main background with the moon.