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    blurring edges

    Hi,
    I have a picture that I want to combine with an existing .jpg.

    I am blurring out the edges of the picture... select an area of the pic, feather, inverse, delete, etc and get a nice effect...

    What I need to do is to create a layer to go behind this one with the same color as the file that I want to eventually merge it with so it will appear homogeneous, but I don't know to create another layer so that it will be 'behind' the feathered one.

    Got to be easy, but I've searched this site and other tutorials and can't find the answer.

    Appreciate any help

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    Just create a layer and drag it under your picture in the layers palette(if I understand what you're asking correctly.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by anode
    Just create a layer and drag it under your picture in the layers palette(if I understand what you're asking correctly.)
    Hi,

    I tried that before and it gives me the 'no smoking sign' and won't let me do it?

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    Make sure that the photo is RGB and not Indexed Color.
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    If you are working straight off a JPG file, this probably won't work. Drag the JPG layer onto a new PSD document.

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    That was it. Thanks to both of you for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillup07
    If you are working straight off a JPG file, this probably won't work. Drag the JPG layer onto a new PSD document.
    No need to do that, just double-click on the "Background" layer to turn it into a normal layer.
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