This instructable is aimed to help people who are proficient in the basic functions of a computer. No previous skill in Photoshop is required, so those who have never been exposed to Photoshop will greatly benefit from this tutorial. Specifically, you are going to learn how to resize an image and super impose another image onto it.
Step 1: SETUP: Step 1
Open up Photoshop using the start menu. The program should be located under the folder “Graphics Software.” We have supplied a screenshot of our Photoshop configuration that labels the different tools you will be using.
Step 2: SETUP: Step 2
In the upper left hand corner, you will find the Menu Bar. Left click File, and a drop-down menu will present itself. Left click on New, which is the first item on the menu. A dialogue box will appear with different attributes you can alter.
Step 3: SETUP: STEP 3
You will find two columns in the dialogue box. The column on the left requires numerical input from the user. The column on the right has several drop-down menus that can change the dimensions from pixels to inches, to centimeters, etc. For this application we are changing the fields into :
Width: 8.5 Inches
Height: 11 Inches
Resolution: 300 Pixels/inch
• Once you have set the attributes as stated above, left click OK. A blank sheet (called the “Canvas”) will appear.
Step 4: SETUP: Step 4
• We will be using two pictures from two separate links. Copy and paste the link below into the URL box of your internet browser and copy the picture from the site.
http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=3450039 (Picture A)
• Once the image is copied, return to Photoshop and left click on Edit in the menu bar (top left hand corner), scroll down and select Paste. You will see a small version of the picture you just copied. (NOTE: Once Picture A is added there is an addition to the “Layer Palette” in the bottom right hand corner of the screen)
• Copy the image from the link below and repeat process used for Picture A.
http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=263890 (Picture B)
Step 5: SETUP: Status Check
You should now see Picture B layered on top of Picture A.