"Prov" <prov431cs.com> wrote in message
news:2ccd3fcc.-1webx.la2eafNXanI...There may be something built-in, I'm not sure (new to the program). But at> I want to be able to take a portrait photo with my Canon 1D
> using a "green screen" background, then duplicate that imagage
> in Elements to a transparent background and finally take my
> image into a pre selected background.
> -Example...I have a nice field of flowers background, and I
> want to put a picture of my daughter in front of it.
the very least, you ought to be able to use the magic wand tool to select
and cut the green area from the layer containing the picture of your
daughter. Then you can just place that layer above the flowers background.
You might have to fiddle with the "Tolerance" setting on the magic wand a
bit to ensure enough green is taken out. Also, if you wind up matching some
green on your daughter, you'll want to use the "remove from selection"
option for adjusting the selection so that the flowers aren't showing
through her t-shirt (for example).
The more uniform the green background (which could be any color, actually),
the easier it will be to select it and only it.