Photo Scissor Genie Help

Photo Scissor Genie Instructions

1. Add Photo
Click the "Add Photo" button from the upper left hand side of the crop box, and select from your computer the photo you wish to work with.

2. Scissor Select
Click the "Scissor Select" button. Start clicking around the outer edge of the photo to make your selection. Select the part which you wish to use and insert a new background behind. For example if you were going to put a face onto a new background you would select all around the outside of the face - not the background of the picture. Keep in mind you are selecting what you want to keep, not what you want to remove. NOTE: For best results when cropping out your image, use the "Zoom" buttons at the bottom left hand side of the window to zoom in. When you zoom in, you can see the outline of the image better which ensures a more smooth/accurate crop with no jagged edges.

3. Crop
Once you have went all the way around your selection, the white line will begin to blink when the ends have connected. Click the "Crop" button to complete the crop.
*Note: If while making your selection you make a mistake, you can move your cursor over to the "Undo Last" button to remove the last click.

4. Add to Clipboard
After cropping your selection, click "Add to Clipboard" to move it to the canvas window. This will allow you to drag it into the blank canvas area to create a collage or put the selection over a new background.

Canvas Window


Set Background Image

Click the "Set Background Image" button. Select from your computer the image you wish to use as your background.

Background Positions:

Fill
"Fill" allows you to stretch the image to fit the background constraints as large as you want it to.

Stretch
"Stretch" will stretch the image to fit to the constraints of the background.

Tile
"Tile" will tile the image as many times as you want in the constraints of the background. When you select "Tile" you can increase or decrease the amount of tiles with the bars under the dropdown.


Set Background Color

If you do not wish to insert a background image, you can choose a solid color background instead. Just click the "Set Background Color" button and select the color you would like the background to be. Click "ok" from the background color window to confirm the color.

Creating a collage / Inserting an image over the background
After you have selected the background you wish to use, you can drag images from the Clipboard over to the canvas area with the background. To add more images to your canvas, just repeat the initial process.

Additional features

Click "Effects" at the bottom of the canvas window to access the additional effects and features.

Drop Shadow
The drop shadow feature will allow you to put a shadow around your selection from the clipboard. You can change the size and intensity of the shadow with the slider bars across the top of the window. You can change the color of the drop shadow with the color selector box below the drop shadow option.

Black and White/Antique
Check either of these boxes to make your collage/image black and white or antique (sepia) toned. *Note - Your drop shadow color cannot be changed if one of these is selected.

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