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    Don't know what to call this maneuver...

    I couldn't research this because I don't know what terms to use. However, if I have two subjects with too much space between them, there is a way in Photoshop to cut out a portion of the intervening space and end up with the two subjects closer to each other...

    What is that called and how do I do it???

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Don't know what to call this maneuver...

    This article doesn't answer your question but it does explain how it may be done in the future in a situation that I imagine might be a little different from yours.
    Last edited by Mike Buckley; 7th August 2017 at 08:22 PM.

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    Re: Don't know what to call this maneuver...

    I don't know if there is an automated method in Photoshop and I've never done it using a manual method, but I imagine the following method:

    1) Select the middle area not to be included in the final image and delete that area of the image. That middle area will still remain but it will display no image data.
    2) Select the area on either side of the image that is remaining and use the Move tool to drag it to the center where the deleted image data used to be.
    3) Crop to eliminate the area on the side that now has no image data.

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    Re: Don't know what to call this maneuver...

    Richard - unless you post the image, it's rather difficult to figure out exactly what you are trying to do here. The example Mike posted is not what intuitively pops into my head when I read your question. I wonder if the Content Aware Move (patch tool) might be what you are thinking of?

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/us...atch-move.html

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    Re: Don't know what to call this maneuver...

    Quote Originally Posted by Manfred M View Post
    Richard - unless you post the image, it's rather difficult to figure out exactly what you are trying to do here. The example Mike posted is not what intuitively pops into my head when I read your question. I wonder if the Content Aware Move (patch tool) might be what you are thinking of?

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/us...atch-move.html
    I agree. It may be that the easiest option is to just move one of the subjects but without seeing the image it is difficult to say.

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    Re: Don't know what to call this maneuver...

    In Photoshop Elements there is a Recompose Tool that does what you are trying to do. I don't know if the same tool is available in Photoshop. I've used it a couple times and it does a good job

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    Re: Don't know what to call this maneuver...

    Richard, hats off to Wendy. Here's the Photoshop equivalent:

    http://www.dummies.com/software/adob...photoshop-cs6/

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    Re: Don't know what to call this maneuver...

    Thanks very much everyone. I remember now, moving an image was done on Photoshop Elements as Wendy points out. However both Manfred's link and John's link will help me what I want to do.

    Sometimes I have two dogs in a shot that have a distance between then and I want to move them closer together. I also wanted at times to move a polo ball around in my polo shots.

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