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Old 03-16-2007, 02:34 PM
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Re: Face merge

The long hair version is more difficult.. had to move lips nose and chin to match them up. Also more difficult to match skin tones, especially on the chest area
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:58 PM
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Re: Face merge

I have a long way to go to reach dcobb and prinmeister's level, but, here's my try anyway.

Copying, pasting, cloning, smudging, warping, also played with levels and curves to try and match skin tones. It ended up too bright and the nose bridge is out of whack.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:59 PM
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Re: Face merge

My try on the second pair. Fun to do.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:00 PM
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Re: Face merge

Hi Mark

I don't think this is going to work.
By trying to match up the two faces you are loosing the features that you want to show. One girl has very different features to the other and by matching them up the features have to be distorted and the difference is minimised.

I think it may be better (and easier) to not match up the features. This would show the differences far better.

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Old 03-16-2007, 05:04 PM
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Re: Face merge

Hi Mark,

Here are my two options. And some thoughts in agreement with Ken - the two faces are proportioned differently and had to be sort of morphed to match up features. Their complexions had noticeably different tones too, which made the hairy merger harder. Results are interesting but don't look like either girl (then again, maybe that's the point! One could get really philosophical here . . .) There were several points where I almost stopped short of a complete merge so that individual characteristics would still be emphasized. Depending on the message you're trying to get across you might want to do just that.

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Old 03-16-2007, 08:38 PM
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Re: Face merge

Lined up the faces, mask one & paint. Some patching & rotating is required.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:16 PM
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Re: Face merge

The merged photos pretty much look like "a person" at a glance. I'm not sure if it does what you are trying to acheive. At least, that's the way I see the finished images.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:38 AM
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Re: Face merge

I created the middle face with Squirlz Morph. It's an average of the two other faces.
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:52 AM
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Re: Face merge

Panpan, looks great, but given the cirumstances, as in brochure for a play, reckon the differences need to be a bit more obvious. This looks like a cultural division I think
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:08 AM
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Re: Face merge

Originally Posted by freddyfries
Hi there, I have to merge together two faces. So that two halves, of two different peoples faces become one. This here is a quick test picture to see if anyone out there has any good tips on how to go about doing this? The image that I need to do I am photographing tomorrow. Does anyone have a good technique to do this??

I have put two images one of the showing roughly what I mean and the other with the two halves, if any one is up for a bit of a play.
Thanks for your interest , I really appreciate it

I don't want to cut in on the fun, but I don't think the idea is going to work very well with the merge. It's always going to look weird, and if it looks great, then you have lost the features of the 2 girls.

what I think could be a good idea is to do two half faces separated by a gap, may be white gap, with the name of the play in the midle of them.

Just my two cents.
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