pictures wrapping extracted pictures

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by hou5ton, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. hou5ton

    hou5ton Guest

    :::: Using Photoshop 7 and PageMaker 7

    I'm kind of new to this game, but I am working on putting a newsletter
    together and want to wrap a photo around another photo which is actually an
    extraction of a boy on a bike, so the shape is irregular. I have no problem
    wrapping the text around the extracted photo, but am getting no-where trying
    to make another picture wrap around it. When I place the extracted photo
    over another picture, instead of wrapping around the irregular shape, it
    acts like there is still a background there. A friend of mine said he uses
    Photoshop 4 to do this cuz 7 is a pain, ... .but I can't believe this can't
    be done in 7.

    I have also tried (after extracting the part of the photo I want), when it
    is on the checkered background, using the Magic Wand, Select/Inverse ....
    Path/Make working path path. I have also tried flattening the
    image after this and that doesn't work either. When I go to PM 7 and CTRL^D
    and put the image in the document, I can then adjust text wrap to what I
    want it to be, and again, the text will obey, but any other pictures will

    Frankly, I'm not really sure if this is a Photoshop issues or a PageMaker
    one, or both. I do know that I saw my friend do this in Photoshop 4, take
    it to PageMaker 7, and it worked just fine. Is this just a quirk of
    PhotoShop 7?????? Will CS have this trouble.

    Thanks for any help,
    hou5ton, Jan 2, 2004
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  2. hou5ton

    hou5ton Guest

    Found it!!!!!

    There was one more step that I needed to do. After I made the working path
    and saved it, I needed to "Clip Path." Then when you take it into
    PageMaker, you can lay it right over the top of another photo and there will
    be NO white box showing behind it.

    hou5ton, Jan 2, 2004
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  3. hou5ton

    edjh Guest

    I guess I am not getting what you mean by wrapping a picture around
    another picture. Can you provide an example? Is this an issue in
    Pagemaker? Maybe a clipping path is what's needed?

    Are you talking about having the extracted image in front of the other
    image? Why not merge the images together in Photoshop and then bring the
    result into a layout program?

    What makes PS 7 a pain? Anything you can do in 4 you can do in 7 just as
    (or more) easily.
    edjh, Jan 4, 2004
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