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Chapter 15. Collage > The Magnifying Glass Trick

The Magnifying Glass Trick

I travel all over the country presenting seminars and speaking at conferences, and I know I can always get people to ask questions by showing them my magnifying glass trick. I start by opening what looks like a simple image of an ampersand (&). Then, as I move my cursor, a magnifying glass passes over the ampersand and it appears as if it's really magnifying the image! That's not really possible in Photoshop, of course, but I can still trick people into thinking that it's happening for a few seconds. Let's see how the magnifying glass trick works.

Start off by opening any image you'd like to work with. I use a simple one of a black ampersand on a white background. Next, you'll need an image of a magnifying glass or loupe that you can place on a layer above the ampersand. (I've included two on the CD at the back of this book.) Now select the background and the glass portion of the magnifying glass and press Delete (Mac) or Backspace (Windows) to remove those areas (Figure 15.7).


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