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Here is what I wanted to make; don't ask why; you might find a use for it. I used Paintshop Pro XI.
1. Choose two pictures (both JPGs) and open both in Paintshop at 100% size.
2. pic A will be the background of the finished picture, e.g. a landscape scene (don't use filename "background")
3. pic B will be an "item" or person to be pasted in pieces onto that background (note the size of your image: "Image | Information")
Use a picture where the "item" or person "stands out" from the background of that picture. It should be on a nice plain background where it can be easily isolated with the Magic Wand tool.
NOTE: If you mess up, you can click the title bar of either image at any time and "Edit | Undo....." to go back to an earlier step.
Here are two pictures of the "item" I wanted to use; the one on the left is good; the other is not due to its messy background. The shadows are not good but can be fixed.
4. make a third new, blank, transparent image, ("File | New") larger than pic B (it will be a checkerboard)
On picture B:
5. - Use the "Magic Wand" and hold down the Shift key while you click around the item.
6. - "Selections | Invert"
7. - "Edit | Copy"
on picture C:
8. - "Edit | Paste" as a new selection, and drop the item.
9. - "Selections | Select none" (it may be helpful to use the "Background Erasor" to remove left over artifacts)
10. - With the Freehand Selection Tool, draw a line around part of the item.
11. - "Edit | Cut"
on picture A; the original background image:
12. - "Edit | Paste | As New Selection"
13. - "Selections | Promote selection to layer"
14. - "Selection | Modify | Expand" (and choose "outside" 3 and anti-alias)
15. - Take the Flood Fill tool and in the Materials palette, choose black (if too narrow a space, "View | Zoom in" once or more)
16. - With the + on the new 3-pixel border around the item, click to change that space to black.
17. - "Selections | Select none"
18. - Note that with the Move tool you can drag the item around on the background image (on the invisible layer, actually) Try it now.
19. - Move the other pieces of the item the same way, i.e. go back to step 9.
(if you decide to add a piece of "B" again, so as to have that piece pasted more than once, go back to B and "Edit | Undo....." as many times as needed)
20. - View the final picture and use the "Move Tool" to move the pieces so that it looks as you want it to.
21. - Save this image as a .pspimage file so that you can return to it if you want, to make changes.
22. - "Layers | Merge (flatten)" the layers
23. - Save as JPG.
Here is a slighly different version; note that each piece is rectangular; there *might* be a bit of overlap (where a tiny bit is duplicated?), the background of the "B" picture shows and each piece has a shadow. I'll let YOU design YOUR own version now.