Tutorial for Teri
I used PSP7 but any version will work.
You need the Toadies plugin
which can be downloaded from here: http://hem.passagen.se/grafoman/plugtool/plugs.html#toadies
Open the picture you want to use
Shift + D to make a copy - close original so you don't accidently save changes.
Crop the photo and resize
I used pixel size to resize and made the longest measurement 400 - Make sure maintain aspect ratio is selected.
Effects - sharpen.
Shift + D to make a copy. Minimise one photo for later and continue working on the other.
Effects - Plug in filters - Toadies - Blast n Blur
x effect 5
y effect 17 Click OK
Effects - Plug in filters - Toadies - Plain Mosaic Blur
cell width 15
cell height 23
cell edges on/off 18
It should look something like this:
Now bring up the minimised photo - the one without the plug ins.
Use the freehand tool - point to point - feather 0, anti alias checked. Cut around the part of the image you want to use - it doesn't have to be too neat but try and stay inside the area you want selected.
While it's still selected - Go to Selections - Modify - Feather - 3 pixels - OK
Leave it selected Edit - Copy
Go back to the other picture - the background one.
Edit - Paste - as new layer.
Move the image into place on the background.
Layers - Merge all
That's it. You've finished and have something like this:
I hope this makes sense. Any questions? Just ask and I'll try to help.
Here is a link that might be useful: Toadies Plugin