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Old 02-24-2010, 10:56 AM
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Need tips for a little project of mine

Hello everyone! I'm using Photoshop CS4, and could use a little advice on the following...

What I would like to do is take this picture...

And this picture...

and create something in the likeness of this, just a lot more cleverly done

I guess the things I could use tips on are:
  1. How can I eliminate the shadows from the person I'm addings face to make the lighting look like its all from the same source
  2. How can I go about matching the added persons jacket and glasses and maybe skin tone more to the person already there (jacket+glasses darker, skin lighter)
  3. Remove the remnants of the persons behind him
  4. Make the quality close to looking like it was taken from one camera

Ha, seems like a lot, don't expect it to look perfect but this is just something fun I'm doing for someone in Photoshop and would like to improve on these skills if I did another...
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:13 AM
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Re: Need tips for a little project of mine

lolecules, Hi and welcome!
This is an interesting challenge. Mine is not complete but it might give you an idea for a direction to move in. I started by cloning out the woman so I had a clean background. I dragged the color photo onto the other layer and then used transform scale to match head size by site. I used shadow highlight and then exposure to increase contrast and wash out the image at the same time (that was weird). I painted out the what I didn't need of the color image using a mask. Last thing was I added some Gaussian grain.
Once I was done I notice that the glasses really need less contrast, need to be less shiny, you could do that by selecting them and then using brightness contrast.
Again lolecules, I had fun with this and I'm sure you'll see a lot more suggestions. Great first post!
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:40 PM
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Re: Need tips for a little project of mine

Oh thanks! That helped a lot, and I really like how yours came out. I'm glad it interested you haha
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