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Hello Eric,

I want to make a personalized gift for someone, and it will involve adding a crown to a picture of a cat. I have Photoshop Elements 6.0 and I don't see anything in the manual on this type of photo manipulation. I am wondering if this is something that is only available in more advanced Photoshop. I am not really sure what to even call this type of cutting and pasting of photo elements.

Thanks,
Monique H.

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Thanks for the questions, Monique. Elements 6 is all you need. However, you will need to educate yourself on some of the basics for tools and functions. All you need to do is select a crown from a source photo with the Lasso Tool, copy and paste it into the cat photo. Then use the Move Tool to move it in place. Check out my free photo retouching videos (and/or search for the appropriate terms) https://www.youtube.com/user/ericb007

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Eric C. M. Basir

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12 years of full time experience as a digital photo retoucher for companies of all sizes, including United Airlines, K-Mart. Ask me about anything related to working on your photos: Color, contrast, manipulation, restoration, software, hardware.

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Since 1999, I have served as a digital photo retoucher for companies of all sizes, including United Airlines, K-Mart. I also serve individuals with their personal photos. This includes training through my video courses. Ask me about anything related to working on your photos: Color, contrast, manipulation, restoration, software, hardware. I run a no-charge photo retouching and restoration how-to YouTube channel here: http://www.photografix.pro/Restoration/PGXU_Live.html. I also run a blog full of great advice: http://photografixpro.blogspot.com/

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Columbia College Chicago City University of New York

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