This is a technique I like to use a lot. There are just so many
possibilities with this technique. For example, I once did some
design work for a nutritional company where I took their various
health products such as herbal drinks, vitamin, and pill bottles
and using this same technique in Fireworks, masked the products
into a new image where people were at parties holding beer bottles,
cans, and other adult beverages. The premise was the company's
health products could make you just as euphoric as your adult beverages.
Anyway, the masking effect came out well and this lesson is an
introduction to the technique.
Step 1: Getting Started
In this example, I am starting with an image of a person holding
a hammer and then I will replace the hammer with this wrench.
I first removed the white background from the wrench. To view
a tutorial on removing the white background, click
Step 2: Setting up the Objects
Place the wrench on top of the main image. You can do this
by placing the wrench on a new layer above the hammer layer or
you can simply place it above the hammer on the same layer.
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