Two questions in one!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pattytastik, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
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    Question 1: I did a job and I have really nice before and after pictures of. Does anyone know how I can combined the two picture into one image in order to make it look nice for potential clients to look at. I would also want to write before on one in nice cursive writing and after on the other haha. I know I've seen this done before. I'm assuming I would have to use photoshop, but I don't have it or know how to use it. So is there any other way to do it?

    Question 2: I just bought my first trailer and my hitch/truck is too high up for the trailer and it makes it tilt at a pretty steep angle which cause the back of the trailer to bottom out on bumbs (as well as equipment would slide around) Any idea what kind of a hitch I need to make it work? (**Also the ugly sides came with the trailer, I intend to remove them or at least cut them down significantly to make it look better lol**

    Thanks!

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  2. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have done this a lot.

    First, you need to go buy Photoshop Elements. You don't need the newest version. You can get PE 8.0 on eBay for around $40 or so.

    Open both photos inside PE. Use the rectangular marquee tool over on the left to select the entire area of one of the photos. The COPY (Control C) that.

    Go into the other photo and PASTE (Control V). The image that you just copied will have little lines around it. Go to the top right corner and drag it down to whatever size you like. It will shrink to the lower left corner and you'll be seeing this photo in a much smaller size, with the other photo much larger, behind it. Now you can just drag the smaller photo around to another corner if you want.

    Now, from the "Layer" menu, choose "Flatten Image".

    Now you can write on them. Click on the HORIZONTAL WRITING TOOL. It's not difficult to learn how to use. You can choose what font size, what style of font, bold, italic, whatever. Mess around with this tool. You'll figure it out.

    Then save your file.

    It's really easy once you've done it a few times.
     

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