Week 38: Create a beautiful image design by merging two images seamlessly together in Photoshop

Using the layers panel in Photoshop and two separate photographs, manipulate the edges together into one creative design.



Use the quick selection tool or pen tool to trace around a figure or shape in an image and remove it from it’s background.



First define your edges using the mask technique. Then take another image that you can layer on top of it and create an interesting shape that blends into the first image and cut it away from its background.



Merge the two images together to create a collage image that you can use as a unique poster backdrop.

Time Allocated


Allow up to an hour for concept design and research of images. After that allow another hour for beginner designers, 90 minutes for intermediate and up to 4 hours to complete the advanced challenge.

Design Goals


Create a beautiful and unique collage.



Using photoshop and the quick selection or pen tool, trace a figure in an image and then use select & mask to define the edges you will cut to remove the figure from it's background.





  • Adobe Photoshop

    Layers, Mask Tool, Select Tool



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