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Old 09-08-2008, 07:38 AM
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Several poses together for one picture

I hope I'm putting this in the right place. I also hope I can explain this correctly, I'm not sure. I want to learn how to put several pictures of a person doing various poses together to look like one picture. Does that make sense???? I've seen this done several times but just don’t know how to do it myself. I've seen a senior girl posed around a car, it looks like there are five or so of her around this one car. Please help…..

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Old 09-08-2008, 09:11 AM
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Re: Several poses together for one picture

What software are you using?
DO you know how to use layers?
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:29 AM
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Re: Several poses together for one picture

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What software are you using?
DO you know how to use layers?
And masking

other than that it is easy, obviously with several different poses prefably with the same lighting

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Old 09-08-2008, 11:12 AM
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Re: Several poses together for one picture

I have CS-3 at home and PSE-5 here at work. Yes I know how to use layers. I was trying to use layers earlier to do that but I guess I was doing something wrong. I never could get it to work.

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Old 09-08-2008, 12:06 PM
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Re: Several poses together for one picture

It can be as crude, rude and as inelegant as this:

Shoot the scene (in this case a girl with her car), place the camera on a tripod so the car and background remains in the same place. Place the person in the scene and take the photo, move the person to another position and take the photo and repeat till you have what you want. Make sure the girl does not overlap herself from scene to scene! Also set the camera on manual exposure and turn off the auto focus so nothing changes from shot to shot.

Download to PS, open any of the views, then open a second view and erase most everything but the person, you do not have to be too close as the parts of the image other than the girl are the same in all images so they will line up. Place the 2nd image over the first on its own layer. Continue till done.

Told you it was rude and crude!!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:34 PM
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It can be as crude, rude and as inelegant as this:

Shoot the scene (in this case a girl with her car), place the camera on a tripod so the car and background remains in the same place. Place the person in the scene and take the photo, move the person to another position and take the photo and repeat till you have what you want. Make sure the girl does not overlap herself from scene to scene! Also set the camera on manual exposure and turn off the auto focus so nothing changes from shot to shot.

Download to PS, open any of the views, then open a second view and erase most everything but the person, you do not have to be too close as the parts of the image other than the girl are the same in all images so they will line up. Place the 2nd image over the first on its own layer. Continue till done.

Told you it was rude and crude!!!!!!


I would still use a mask on each layer instead of erasing, (easier to put right any mistakes made )

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Old 09-08-2008, 01:36 PM
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I would still use a mask on each layer instead of erasing, (easier to put right any mistakes made )

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Agreed, yours is just a bit less rude and crude than what I posted.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:47 PM
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Re: Several poses together for one picture

Thank you all so much. I really like the way those pictures look but never knew how to do them. I'll copy and paste these rude and crude notes. lol

Thanks again
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:07 AM
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Re: Several poses together for one picture

Hi ppl,just visiting..........
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:19 PM
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Re: Several poses together for one picture

This is all fine and good if you are taking the photos. But to do this, learn to make selections. There are several ways to do this. Make a selection of the subject you want from each photo. Alt click the mask icon, to create a mask, keep your subject. You can clean up the mask if needed by clicking on the mask. Paint with black to remove pixels, and paint with white to add back in.
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