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Old 02-01-2008, 09:23 AM
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Compositing and Colouring

I have two images that I would like to place together, one is of a lake and the other of the sky. How can I place the to together without the sharp edge in the horizon and get the colour similar to the image in the following link:

http://www.franskuypers.com/08/selec...id=1632&num=20

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Old 02-01-2008, 10:44 AM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

It would be helpful to see each of the images. Would it be possible to upload them? (see link below my sig).

Generally speaking one would use a copy of the lake layer to build "a mask" that would be used on the sky layer to blend it in. "How" one would make the mask would depend on the characteristics of the lake layer, hence the suggestion to upload it for a look-see.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:37 AM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

Hi Danny,

Thanks for the reply. I've uploaded the images for you to see. I haven't done any colourizing yet as I want to get my comps and cleanups done first. Am I doing this right?

Many Thanks.

P.S You might have guessed I'm British we spell colour with a u. Please don't ask why.
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File Type: jpg Water.jpg (62.3 KB, 70 views)
File Type: jpg sky_cloud.jpg (65.9 KB, 66 views)
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:23 AM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

Uploads are fine...

Take a look at this; is this what you're trying to do? Unfortunately low resolution images sometimes are difficult to use for this type of thing.

No problem with you using colour as long as you don't mind me referring to American football as football and U.K. football as soccer.
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File Type: jpg lake and sky djr.jpg (149.0 KB, 119 views)
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:58 AM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

Hi Danny

That's exactly what I'm looking to do how do I do it?

Of the subject a little, I love American Football. But why is the great game called 'Football' when the game is more like Rugby?

thanks, Cleve

P.S You might of guess I'm a comlete novice at using Photoshop.

Last edited by Cleve; 02-02-2008 at 02:01 AM. Reason: I've got large files on the Hard Drive.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:03 AM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

it's called football because when the game started way back when they would kick the ball over the goal line to score a touchdown...
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:12 AM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

Ahhhhhh! Thanks.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:16 AM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

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Hi Danny

That's exactly what I'm looking to do how do I do it?

Of the subject a little, I love American Football. But why is the great game called 'Football' when the game is more like Rugby?

thanks, Cleve

P.S You might of guess I'm a comlete novice at using Photoshop.
OK... glad I hit the target. Not to worry about being a novice. At some point everyone has been where you are now.

The method is based on a process/concept called "masks" or "masking," which among other things allows one to gracefully "blend" one layer with another.

I've got to run... I'll add more later...

In the mean time to get you started on masking check out a few of the 5-star video tutorials on the topic of "layer masks" at youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...sk&search_type=
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:39 PM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

Ok... i'm back. Here's a summary of what I did...
* Press D key to set foreground/background colors to default B/W
* Copy/paste sky image into lake image
* Ctrl + T to engage Free Transform tool
* Stretch top, left and R edges of sky layer so they cover areas of white on the bottom lake layer and the stretch the bottom edge a little into the lake.
* With rectangular selection tool, selected the bottom of sky area.
* Ctrl + J to copy sky selection onto a separate layer
* Ctrl + T again, but this time right-click inside rectangle and choose Flip Vertical from dropdown menu
* Drag and use arrow keys to nudge inverted selection down until its top edge is flush with the bottom edge of the horizon. (Press Ctrl + H to hide bounding rectangle to make it easier to see.) Press Enter when positioned.
* Change blend mode of inverted layer to Luminosity
* Layer > New layer mask > show all - to add a layer mask to "piece of sky/inverted layer".
* Choose Gradient tool
* From menu choose Foreground to Background option
* Use gradient tool to fade in "piece of sky/inverted layer" with layers below. It will take a little practice to get the hang of the gradient tool, so be patient. Lower opacity of this layer if needed.
* Once the fade effect is applied, Select > All, Edit > Copy Merged, Edit > Paste – to merge everything together onto a single layer.
* Apply “noise reduction” to this layer to get rid of some of the .jpg artifacts in the sky.
* Layer > New layer mask > HIDE all - to add a “black” layer mask
* Select Brush tool: soft-edged brush Opacity = 50%, Flow = 40%, Airbrush = on
* Foreground color should be white. If not press X key to exchange the colors
* Paint with white on the layer mask to “smooth out” the .jpg artifacts (bumpiness) in the sky

I hope this isn’t too confusing. Ask questions, OK?
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:18 PM
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Re: Compositing and Colouring

Thanks Danny you've been a real big help. Thanks for sharing. I'm of to watch the Superbowl highlights now. I Missed the live match. Doh!

Regards,


Cleve'
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