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Old 11-05-2008, 03:38 PM
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I just wanted to share a quick down and dirty composting I did of some friends dogs. The sad thing is that there was never an intention to do a merge of the pictures so I shot by hand and did not have a clean plate for the composition either. But I had to move some of the dogs, eliminate some leashes and people and try not to have to much repetition in the grass since i did not get that clean plate shot. So this was just done strictly for fun, and so that they could have all of their dogs in one picture together without any people or leashes... I spent just a little over an hour on the whole project.

I have a new project for a client that has 2 horses, 10 mini donkey's, 6 dog and 2 people to put into one picture. This will be a fun shoot! Lot's of composite work to do with that, we will be shooting the animals independently for the most part and then putting them in independently. But I look for ward to it as it will be a challenge! And I will try to put my finished results on here over the next month or so when we do the shoot.

Finished Piece (leave comments if you wish, it was a fast and dirty project!)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/...d3f76eb0_b.jpg

Couple of the pictures that made up the above composite...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/...8fe8bd623d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/...6c819fef30.jpg
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:30 AM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

No thoughts... sad Oh well and the day goes on....
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:23 AM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

come on spongebob dont be sad, this one just slipped through the net so to speak

It looks like a job well done and sorted, One thing that looks a bit off to me is the 2nd and third dog from the left as you look at the screen, but as you say it is a bit fun and if the dog owners happy "bingo"

it will be real interesting to see your next shot

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Old 11-07-2008, 03:29 PM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

I really like what you did, work looks seamless. I would never say it is a composite shot. Just one thing: IMO there is too much blue in the shot. I would make it a bit warmer, its just my taste.

Great job
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:23 PM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

Good work! I don't think I would have the patience.

I made this one of a online friends dog and mine around 2 or so years ago ...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...obbysdream.jpg
... but the only other 'pets together' type thing I do is signatures such as these of my dog and cat - who won't go near each other - for a pet message board.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...alloween-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...us/forsig2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ous/1bebkg.jpg

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Old 11-09-2008, 01:14 PM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

Nice job. All the dogs look pretty natural there. Very nice!
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:06 PM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

Cool thanks for the reply's. And nice work also in there.

I am eager to start my new shoot hopefully soon with all the animals, as that will be a test to put that many together in one picture.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:06 AM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

Well the animal shoot may be put off till next Spring since the animals have started to bring in their winter coats too early this season... bummer!
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:42 AM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

Great work...What software did you work in?

I’m trying to learn how to add a different background to a portrait shot and avoid the cut & paste look. My Photoshop CS3 versions look like cut & paste manipulations, particularly around the hair line.

Other than buying a package like Adobe Knockout, do you have any tips on working more effectively with Photoshop CS3 or GIMP or Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Thanks for your help…and have a great day.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:27 AM
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Re: Multi-Photo Animal Compositing Example

Cute group of pups! Great shot.

Agree with the 2nd and 3rd dog looking alittle off. Think they just have too hard of an outline to them and therefore look pasted onto the layout. Possibly feathering a little when you extract them will help, of maybe just take a soft brush around the edges to blur a little.

The big black dog in the middle also is pretty dark by his back legs and one looses the texture of his fur. Maybe lightening that up that area a bit would help.

The forehead / nose bridge area of the 1st dog -the cute little white one is alittle washed out..maybe a little burn work or something to darken it up a little or clone some texture in. Know it is difficult to shoot a white animal when the rest are dark.
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