Inserting a Sketchup component on a photo?

Hello. I am trying to insert a Sketup component into a photo. I would then like to be able to use this photo to document a renovation project:
The photo shows the main facade of a house and I would like to superimpose on it a Sketchup component that represents the new design of the door I want to change.
I have imported the facade image as a “New adapted photo” and I am able to position my component on it. But then I face three issues I cannot solve:
1/ The component does not hide the part of the photo it should replace. How to make the part of the photo behind it disappear?
2/ The photo has been distorted by the repositioning of the vanishing point bars. How can I return to the original photo with the Sketchup component inserted?
3/ How can I save the whole thing in JPEG or other format?
I am not sure I am using the proper import strategy here and was unable to find a tutorial with a similar objective.
Many thanks for your help !


What version of SketchUp are you actually using? Your profile says you are using SketchUp 2011 but there never was a version identified that way.

I’m guessing that means you are using the Match Photo feature?

Edit the the style to turn off the foreground image.

Go back to the Match Photo setup and correct the vanishing point lines.

Export as a 2D impage. Look in the file menu.

Share the .skp file and tell us exactly which version of SketchUp you are using. We can give you more specific help.

Thank you for your help.
I am using Sketchup Pro 2021 V21.1.332
I was able to “hide” the part behind the door by setting opacity of the “First plan photo” parameter to 0 (not too sure of the English translation of my French menu)
So here is the result:

Thank again

Looks like you got it to work.

Keep in mind that image isn’t especially good for Match Photo. To be a good photo it needs to have two clearly defined vanishing points on the horizon and it needs to be uncropped and otherwise unmodified.

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