How to Cut & Paste a Subject or an Object from One Photograph into another Photograph

By Techwalla Contributor

If you have an object in a photograph that you want to move to another photo, you can do so with photo editing software. An example would be a picture of your bird taken at home. Cut out the bird and place him on a picture of a beautiful island. The process takes some time, but with some creativity, you can create a new piece of art to hang in your home.

Things You'll Need

  • Two digital photographs
  • Photo editing software

Step 1

In your editing software -- Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro or similar program -- open your first photo file.

Step 2

Choose the magic wand tool and select your object.

Step 3

Once you have your subject or object chosen, copy it. Go to "Edit" and "Copy."

Step 4

Open the photo that you want to place the object or subject into it.

Step 5

Go to '"Edit" and "Paste" to paste the object or subject into your second photo.

Step 6

Move your object to its proper place. Select the move tool on the '"Tools" menu to the left of your application. Drag the object or subject to your desired destination within your photo.

Step 7

Save the photo and you're finished.

Tips & Warnings

  • Using original photos with simple backgrounds, such as a blank wall, will help you select the object easier when using the magic wand tool.