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Old 03-28-2011, 11:55 AM
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Newbie Composite Image

I want to create a panoramic portrait of the you man seen in the files attached. I have never done this. The b/g image contains the first photo of the subject and I would like to add the next photo on the b/g. However; the image is lacking the way it currently is. I realize there are no shadows for one issue, if anyone could offer how to add a believable shadow and how else I might need to work with the image.

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:42 PM
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Re: Composite Image

Hi doug
Why not to copy shadow from another boy, and paste in place with a bit of transformations?

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:44 PM
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Re: Composite Image

Hiya Doug,

Thought I'd have a quickie with this.
I quickly cut out the boy and added to the composite, added a blank layer below him, and air brushed a shadow, (I did try duping the boy and filling with black and transforming, but gave up the idea) added a layer mask and put a black to white gradient onto the shadow to fade it out, blurred it and dropped the opacity to 16%
Still didn't look right until I free transformed him upright and made him a gnats smaller (I think making him more upright is the key)
Hope this helps you somehow.

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:57 PM
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Re: Composite Image

Thanks for the responses.
Shumski- my retouching is yet to do this, so I would need to visualize this- but thank you for the suggestion.

John- That looks very believable. I agree w/ him standing more upright. I will try this. I was mucking around w/ the distort tool earlier- is that what you used?

doug

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Old 03-28-2011, 05:10 PM
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Re: Composite Image

No, I just used "free transform" and turned him into place.

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Old 03-28-2011, 05:46 PM
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Thanks John.... That worked like a charm.

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Old 03-29-2011, 02:11 PM
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Glad I helped :-)
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:30 PM
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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.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:52 PM
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Thank you- I will have a look. Do you have a site showing your work?
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:04 PM
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No - I am one of those who thinks that nothing I do is worth looking at by anyone since just even a cursory look at the internet and other people's work leaves me wondering why I even bother. Cheerful little bundle of joy am I not! )
However - attached is a sample of the type of thing that I have to do.
Original image and "the proposed feel" of the event.
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