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Old 09-06-2005, 12:46 PM
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Combining two images...

Greetings, long time forum haunter, first time poster here. This is a great site, lots to learn. Here's my question, I've been trying to overlay one image on top of another, no problem there. But what I want is for the one image to take on the texture of the other. I have a image of a face that I want to overlay onto an image of a wall with the face taking on the texture of the wall under it. I know this can be done, but i just can't figure it out and have, as yet, not found the necessary guidance to do it. So, any help would be greatly apprecitated. I am working with PSCS...

Thanks ever so much,
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Old 09-06-2005, 02:55 PM
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Open the image of your wall, and go to edit/define pattern.

Paste the face on the wall, and merge it's layer to the wall layer

double click on the layer in the layers window to open up the styles dialog box

click on texture in the left hand panel

in the texture options pull down the patterns and select the pattern you previously created

make sure the scale is 100 percent, and adjust the dept to taste.

Good Luck,
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:58 PM
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Screenfx gave you a good 2d solution.

If you want the texture to follow the contour of the face however, PS is not really the best tool. I suspect many 3d packages can do this easily. PS can use a displace texture, but I don't know how to make one appropriate to this task.

I did try with PS. I had to guess at the 3d info. I first overlaid the wall over the face on a layer with blend mode set to color burn (other blend modes are worth trying). I then manipulated the wall layer with warp and spherize to follow the face. I added a mask to this layer to limit the effect to the face and to restore the eyes, mouth and hair.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:36 PM
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Thank you both, I knew it could be done and you both gave me an excellent reply. Good work to you both, and thanks for the speedy reply.
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