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Create binders full of women with your Android device

Using this nifty photo-effects app for Android, you can create and share your own mashup photos.

Jaymar Cabebe Former Associate Editor
Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.
Jaymar Cabebe
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The newly released Photo Punch app for Android lets you cut figures out of one photo and add them to another. Here, we show you how to use the app to create funny and whimsical photos for sharing with your friends across the Interwebs.

Step 1: Download and install Photo Punch for Android
It's free, and available now on Google Play.

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Step 2: Create a Punch Shot
A Punch Shot is essentially a cut-out foreground element from a photo, which you paste onto a different photo. In our example, your Punch Shot will be of a woman, while your background photo will be of a binder.

To get started, hit the Punch button and choose your photo. If you have one already in your device's gallery, you can choose it. Otherwise, you can take a new photo with your camera or even search for a photo on the Web, right from within Photo Punch's interface. Whatever photo you end up choosing, it'll help if the subject to be cut out is sitting on a single-color background that is significantly different from the subject. Otherwise, you may run into some trouble selecting and cutting it.

Once you've got your photo picked out, trace around it with your finger, and watch as the app almost magically adjusts your selection. There are also manual adjustment tools, but it's best if you've got an optimal photo for cutting (as mentioned above), in which case you won't need them.

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Step 3: Choose your background
In this case, we're using a binder. Just as with your Punch Shot, you can choose a gallery photo, take a new photo, or find one on the Web.

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Step 4: Add additional Punch Shots
Hit the Punch Shots tab on the left to open up your folder and grab another Punch Shot. It can be the same shot or a different one -- whatever would look better in your binder.

While the app doesn't indicate a limit to the number of Punch Shots you can add to a single background, I was only able to add three. Whenever I tried to add more, it would give me an error and shut down, unfortunately. However, I was able to work around the problem by adding three Punch Shots, saving the image, and then going back in and adding three more to my saved image. A few rounds of this, and I had my binder full of women. If you find that you can add more than three Punch Shots at a time, then go ahead and ignore my little workaround.

And there you have it -- one beautiful binder full of women, ready for the hiring.

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