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Old 07-30-2003, 10:39 AM
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Hey, i've been lurking here for a while, and when i ran into trouble with this image i decided to post it here. For some reason I just cant get the background change to look right. Here's the image any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-30-2003, 11:16 AM
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What is it that you want to do with the background? Or is the background in that image the new one that you need help with?

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Old 07-30-2003, 12:05 PM
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that is the group of people on the new background. It doesn't seem all that right to me, but I cant figure out what I don't like about it.
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Old 07-30-2003, 12:24 PM
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Look at making the background a little softer focus and maybe a little lighter.

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Old 07-30-2003, 12:37 PM
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I would add a little more shadow around the people and on the sides. I can't tell where the source of the light is coming from and that makes them look like they are floating. also i can't tell where the sky begins and where the floor ends. That parts also needs more shadow and more contrast. I hope I helped :-)
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Old 07-30-2003, 12:43 PM
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Yes, I agree completely with Shannon's observation. The people do look like they're floating. It seems like there should be at least some light shadows on the backdrop behind them. (Not too harsh, just enough to give some depth to the image without necessarily noticing that the shadows are there.) I also agree that they don't seem particularly "grounded". I do see shadows below them, but the floor doesn't seem quite right. Perhaps a perspective transformation on the floor would help?

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Old 07-30-2003, 01:04 PM
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Yes, I agree completely with Shannon's observation. The people do look like they're floating. It seems like there should be at least some light shadows on the backdrop behind them. (Not too harsh, just enough to give some depth to the image without necessarily noticing that the shadows are there.) I also agree that they don't seem particularly "grounded". I do see shadows below them, but the floor doesn't seem quite right. Perhaps a perspective transformation on the floor would help?

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ok, here is a link to a version i did with some shadow, does it look any better? Also, the floor was irking me as well, but i already did a perspective transformation on it... hmm
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Old 07-30-2003, 01:51 PM
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You probably want to copy your floor onto a new layer and then transform the perspective and change the blend mode to multiply and play with the opacity until it looks ok. I would also suggest cropping so you don't see as much of the floor in front. I tried to show you what I mean but without the blank background its kind of tough, but you should get the idea.

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:08 PM
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ill try some of these suggestions out, thanks everyone
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Old 07-30-2003, 06:21 PM
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As far as the shadow goes, look at the figures - the light source seems to be coming from above and slightly to the left as you look at the picture (i.e. slightly to their right) - look at the shadows in their clothes to see this. So you need to make sure that the shadow you add matches this. In the example you posted with shadow added you added shadow above their heads - i.e. as if the light were coming from below - so that actually makes things look more unnatural not less.

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