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Old 05-03-2011, 03:17 PM
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It took me a second to figure out what I was looking at- that is really great! I cannot even envision how something like this would go together. Great work.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:23 PM
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Thank you - I am such a nitwit that constant positive reinforcement is like oxygen for me, so with your words I live to draw another day!
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:07 PM
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You are too funny! If you want- I have a photo of a Flutist on a swing hanging from a cherry tree that needs some help. Interested?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:45 PM
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Always love looking at a challenge. Just got a phone call re a render (don't know why they actually call it that since it is just 2D and not actually a 3D render however...) which I have to get cracking on tomorrow.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:48 AM
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Having no links to, other than wishing I were more like - Steve Caplin, I highly recommend his books. His webinars are quite brilliant but since remembering everything that is demonstrated in the webinars is virtually impossible, I bought both of his books and since compositing and drawing in Photoshop is primarily what I do, they have been invaluable.
I second that ( but i think there are three books, ) well worth the money

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Old 05-04-2011, 03:44 PM
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Sorry couldnt help myself and had a mess around, hope you dont mind !

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Old 05-04-2011, 03:56 PM
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No I don't mind... Have at it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:15 PM
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Re: Composite Image

There are lots of ways to make shadows...

One way:
- Duplicate a layer with a boy (just the boy - not the white background). Call this layer "shadow".
- Use threshold or some other way to make shadow all black
- Blur the shadow. A LOT. (e.g gaussian blur)
- Then edit->free transform (or some other way to swing the shadow in the direction you want)
- Reduce the opacity of the shadow. A LOT. (see slider on layers panel)

I admit to owning three of Steve Caplin's books. All highly recommended:
Art & Design in Photoshop
How to cheat in Photoshop CS5
100% Photoshop.

For aussies, I paid about a third the price by buying them from Amazon UK compared to buying them locally (and they have free shipping at the moment). Unbelievable.

Finally, Steve Caplin has at least one website: http://www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com/
Follow the link on this to get to the forum. It has fun Friday challenges.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:05 AM
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Re: Composite Image

Rotating/transforming him a bit does help. Getting the perspective to look believable is important, however it can be tricky.

The second shot of the boy might already have a shadow in the original image that you can re-use? I imagine they were originally shot on the same background so it shouldn't be too hard to blend together...

Also, it seems the two images have a different exposure, at least the upper body has quite different brightness. I'd at least try to see if tweaking that helps a bit.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:33 AM
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There are lots of ways to make shadows...

One way:
- Duplicate a layer with a boy (just the boy - not the white background). Call this layer "shadow".
- Use threshold or some other way to make shadow all black
- Blur the shadow. A LOT. (e.g gaussian blur)
- Then edit->free transform (or some other way to swing the shadow in the direction you want)
- Reduce the opacity of the shadow. A LOT. (see slider on layers panel)

I admit to owning three of Steve Caplin's books. All highly recommended:
Art & Design in Photoshop
How to cheat in Photoshop CS5
100% Photoshop.

For aussies, I paid about a third the price by buying them from Amazon UK compared to buying them locally (and they have free shipping at the moment). Unbelievable.

Finally, Steve Caplin has at least one website: http://www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com/
Follow the link on this to get to the forum. It has fun Friday challenges.
Thank you Renata.
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