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Old 01-20-2008, 08:42 AM
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making a ghost-tutorial?

Hi,

I am looking for a good tutorial to make a ghost from a subject. There are a lot of tuts out there, but i want to make/try something as:

http://davidstuart.net/#mi=2&pt=1&pi...2&p=0&a=0&at=0

I can decrease the OPACITY and change the COLOR and CONTRAST, but i want to highlight the EDGES, so you get a sort of 'see through' effect, you only see the edges with some soft light, like the edges are electrified, lightning strokes...

Hope you understand, some sort of ghost you see in movies...

Anyone knows a good tutorial?

thx

York
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:52 AM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

I don't know of a tutorial, but it should be easy enough to do in Photoshop. Extract the ghost subject. Desaturate. Use Hue/Sat to colorize the bright blue shade. Place over the background picture and play with blending modes. Probably Screen mode.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:58 AM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

Something like this?

This if very easy to do using blending modes.

Outline the shape that you want in a new layer, and fill is with a solid color, such as dark blue, black, etc. (or with your image to be ghosted).

Double click the layer, to open the blending modes pallet.

In the default pallet, look for the advanced blending dialog. Lower the opacity in this dialog to about 10%.

Now select Outer Glow. Under Structure, change the blend mode to multiply, and and set the color to match the color you chose for your fill earlier. In the Elements box, set the spread to about 30%, and the size to around 60 px.

Next select Inner Glow. Set the Structure dialog the same as for Outer Glow. Set the Elements dialog for a choke of about 23% and the size for about 50 px.

Play with the settings until it is to your liking.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:01 AM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

York

Not sure what type of ghost
If you look here
http://www.tutorials-expert.com/sear...hotoshop/Ghost
There a number of different ideas

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Old 01-20-2008, 02:30 PM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

hello,
thank you all.

You asked me what kind of ghost...

mmm, i remember the movie with Eddie Murphy: the haunted Mansion, where there are 'see through' ghost.

I post here a link: http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/03380...C2_R2.jpg.html

But the edges shoud be more sharper, only one color, soft blurry glow, like an RX (Rontgen), here a link http://www.photochopz.com/forum/misc...lien-duck.html

(sorry for the stupid pics ;-)

York
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:51 PM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

Is this more what you are looking for? It's the same technique I outlined above.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:54 PM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

like this?
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1349/ghoststt3.jpg
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:04 PM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

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Is this more what you are looking for? It's the same technique I outlined above.
mmm, yes, something like that...

I'll try this on a person and play with the layer effect...

To outline the shape... just draw it? I guess you can do it with a filter too? I'll give it a try!!

thank you!!

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Old 01-21-2008, 12:28 PM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

You can create this using any method by which you can make a selection, including the quick mask mode. The outlines will be created anywhere you transition from the selected to unselected areas. Just be sure to use a fill in one side or the other to give the layer affect something to act upon.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:46 PM
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Re: making a ghost-tutorial?

I kind of doubt that what I'm putting up here is what you're looking for, but, your question aroused my curiousity and I had some time that I could spend playing with this, so I did and this is what I came up with. It was fun.

Oh, all three original images (church background, wedding couple, skull) came courtesy of sxc.hu.
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