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Old 03-09-2017, 02:49 PM
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Re: Newbie needs some tips on this image

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Thank you, Tony.

Just a quick question. should I align the Helicopter like you said and then just raise it upwards? I have seen helicopters with their nose up right after take off or right before landing. If I have to achieve that, how would you raise the Helicopter up to maintain the horizon?
You can raise the helicopter above the horizon line but the more you do the more you would expect to see the underside.

The issue with the helicopter as I see it is this:

First the real horizon line may be above i.e. just under the aircraft in the background left. Although I think this likely I wanted to suggest a lower viewpoint by moving horizon down

In either case it means the shot is taken above the eye height of a pretty tall man - although I do not have any yardstick to judge the height or a man right next to the helicopter so I imagined that a head would be no higher than my horizon line - in real life it may be considerably lower.

The bottom line is that the camera is effectively looking down on the helicopter as you cannot see the underbelly as you can in This Image

For realism with the helicopter taking off you would expect to see the belly of the fuselage and the undercarriage mechanism.

However you might get away with it if you were to angle the helicopter nose down a little so the viewer perceives movement. Again some care needed to not go too far as you would need to be seeing the top of the aircraft example
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:26 AM
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Re: Newbie needs some tips on this image

Is there any improvement in this?

http://i.imgur.com/utciRb4.jpg

I changed some scale and perspective.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:02 PM
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Re: Newbie needs some tips on this image

Scaling and stuff is more realistic. It's still not interesting, and it's not clear where you're trying to go with it. This is still a reasonable way to practice.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:15 PM
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Re: Newbie needs some tips on this image

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Scaling and stuff is more realistic. It's still not interesting, and it's not clear where you're trying to go with it. This is still a reasonable way to practice.
Thank you, Klev.

All in all, this thread was a great learning resource for me.

I should mention that this is entirely for practicing perspective, scale, light and color blending. This is the first image I have worked on. The advice from you guys is duly noted and my next aim would be to create something which has a goal and not just randomly put images together.

During the practice and subsequent research on the topic it seems like I am tremendously attracted to photo manipulation. Earlier my friends would give me their pictures to touch up or, as they say, "make it look amazing", and that was getting very boring. Photo manipulation looks challenging to me and I want to get into it more.

I have seen some Youtube stuff which has speed art manipulations etc. But I am pretty sure there are other videos related to the topic which aren't really visible in the searches. I already know Behance and DeviantArt. Although they are more of a showcase/portfolio display kind of a thing, I still managed to find some before/after or steps kind of stuff there.

Can you guys please recommend me some sites or forums where they discuss Photo Compositing or post speed art stuff? The ones I got are more inclined towards 3D, InDesign and VFX. I did find some Photoshop only stuff in them but there oughta be more out there. Basically I need some inspiration and it would be great if that comes with tips or advice or whatever we call it.

This forum is my favorite and I will keep coming back to it. Taught me a lot of Photoshop stuff although I was initially into basic Illustrator stuff.

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Old 03-16-2017, 02:46 AM
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Re: Newbie needs some tips on this image

You could have a look at .

www.phlearn.com and www.youtube.com/GlynDewis

Just a couple i've used in the past, then once you are on youtube you can always look at the others that you see. These are not speed art, but some good tutorials on them for photoshop.
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