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I have been reworking some of my old images to improve my skills and keep my spirits up and I think that this isolation in place has finally fried my brain.

I have an old image of a night skyline of Washington, DC and I want to insert a full moon into the image above and to the left of the foreground building (Lincoln Memorial).  Back in my CS-6 days  this was not rocket science, but doing it in AP is driving me crazy.  Can somebody out there point me to an AP tutorial on inserting a moon into an image.  I would like to accomplish this before our Governor rescinds his "stay home order".

The skyline was shot at 75mm and the moon was shot at 135mm, so I will have to shrink the moon about 50% in order to keep the scale correct.

I have attached the skyline and the moon images

 

skyline.jpg

moon.jpg

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How convenient that your moon shot has an entirely black background! I opened your Wash DC photo, then “placed” the moon photo into a layer on top of it. I changed the blend mode to “Lighten” which got rid of all the black, but showed the moon. (I used a Curves adjustment on the moon layer to increase contrast, but that’s just me...). Obviously, since the moon is a separate layer, you can position it and resize it as you’d wish.

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Thank you!! 

Unfortunately, I am not particularly effective with layers and to add to my problem, I have been in the house too long. I need a "cook book".

While  I was able to get the moon into the image, I was unable to get it in the desired location nor was I able to shrink the moon to correct for the different focal lengths.

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Made a short video tut.

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