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Old 09-19-2006, 08:49 AM
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seeing through objects

Hi,

What would be the best technique to use to "see through" parts of these products to the background behind? Specifically the glass stem and base of the martini glass, the top and sides of the cellophane bag, the plastic trays and the plastic wrapping paper.

http://i10.tinypic.com/2zjmfxl.jpg

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Mark
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:56 AM
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In Photoshop CS2 I'd use the blend mode sliders...

Double click on the glass layer in the empty space and then use the sliders at the bottom of the dialouge box to blend the image into the background.

A good resource is: http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html

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Old 09-19-2006, 10:15 AM
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Hi there

Not the best example below but.... I selected theses objects from the green channel. Then pasted into a mask. Inserted a new background below to show how the gray of the green channel will make the areas you select transparent. You can adjust the gray on the mask to change the amount of transparency. This does not of course warp the light as it comes thru so some work would need to be done there.

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Old 09-19-2006, 02:49 PM
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More versatile and clever techniques would be the use of displacement map but it is a fairly complex approach
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:40 AM
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Hi,

Mark,


Welcome to RP!!

For seeing through glass, I found this Tutorial very, very useful! ...

For seeing through plastic or other kind of 'see through' material, I simply adapt the Layer mask added to my selection ... (the darker the Mask, the stronger the transparency...)

Hope this helps..
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:57 PM
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Flora,

Excellent tutorial--I didn't realize Adobe was such a good resource. Thanks for posting!

Bart
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:28 PM
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You are welcome, Bart!!
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