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Old 03-23-2007, 08:45 AM
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photo merging??

I am looking for a tutorial on the following. I dont know what its called so thats why I havent searched.

What I want to do is take a face and a picture of rock, or fur, or whatever and combine the two so the texture follows the shape of the face, making it look like its a face of rock or fur or whatever...

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Old 03-23-2007, 09:28 AM
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Re: photo merging??

It is called a Displacement Map and there are many tutorials available, the links to which I do not have at the moment. The basic process involves saving a good contrast monochrome version of your texture or image (like a rock or flag etc). Then applying the Filter>Distort>Displace to overlay that map onto the image you are working on.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:52 AM
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Re: photo merging??

You can also do the same thing with texture mapping. See my tutorials. Save your texture map as a Grayscale. Play with blending modes for different effects.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:02 AM
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Re: photo merging??

Tutorial on Displace Filter

Look at page 6 (read the rest first to give you a good grounding with this tool).
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:34 AM
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Re: photo merging??

This will also help...
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