Make your own violinist debut !

Since you’re here I’m assuming you checked out and liked my “Are We There Yet?” design assignment. Well lucky you! I am now going to show you how to make your very own!

Start out by first selecting the two pictures you are going to merge. Here are the initial two that I selected.

Photo I cropped:

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Photo for my new location:

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I then headed to FotoFlexer.com which is a website that allows you to edit photos. I started off by selecting upload photo on the main page.

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Upload the photo you are cropping first. Once the photo is up select the “Geek” tab, this is the last tab in the top row. Once on the geek tab click on the “smart cut out” option. You can see all of those options in the picture below.

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Don’t be scared away by the “smart” aspect of this… it was actually more simple that I initially thought. When you click the smart cut out option its going to switch your view to full screen.  They also have a tutorial that talks you through each step once it opens up.

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I followed the steps on the tutorial which direct you to select keep and drag the mouse (green color) over the parts of the photo that you want to keep. In my instance it was just my little brother and the violin. I won’t lie the violin stick was so hard to do ! Once you’re all set on keeping what you want move on to the delete option right next to it. This is going to allow you to drag the mouse (red color) over the areas that you do not want to keep.

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Once you’re all done and the photo is completely covered in green and red areas select “predict unknown areas”. This option is going to completely remove all of the red area from the picture. Once finished select ok and save the image as .png to your computer.

Click the new option at the top of the screen and open up your “location” photo.

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Once thats all done, go ahead and select the “layers” option at the top, next to the geek tab. You’re going to click add image. That will then allow you to upload the cropped picture you just saved. Once uploaded it will appear right in front of your location photo, like this…

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Resize the cropped image by dragging the corner boxes in and out until you reached the desired size to match your background image. Once it looks right to you go ahead and save it. you’re all done !

Final result:

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