Layer Basics Exercise
This exercise will teach you how to work with Magic Eraser tool, Move tool and learn how to combine these two images together in Photoshop using Layers.
Open Photoshop CS6
File Menu > to Open and from the Look in select the File Menu > Open > Visual Arts drive (V:) > Computer Art > Photoshop Exercises Files. Open both eagle.jpg and american_flag.jpg images.
Click in the eagle image select the Magic Eraser Tool (Hold down the Shift Key Hit on your Keyboard and then hit the letter E on your Keyboard 2 times to get the magic eraser) and click on the green background color of the eagle image.
This selects all the pixels that are the same color and removes them. This tool works well in this case because the background is the same color throughout. If the background were different colors the Magic Eraser tool would not be a good choice.
Select the Move tool
Click in the center of the eagle, hold down the mouse button, hold down the Shift key on the keyboard, drag and drop the eagle to the flag image and let go of the shift key and mouse button at the same time.
The eagle should now be centered on the flag image.
Save this image (File Menu > Save As) as YOUR LAST NAME_layers_basic.psd to the Visual Arts (V: drive) > Computer Art 1 > Period > correct folder for that project.