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Old 08-26-2008, 11:48 PM
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Better job of blending image

The two people on the right were added to the photo. The male with the long sleeves has a lighing problem due to the sun etc. Are there any suggestions as to how I can make him blend in with the rest of the group.

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Old 08-27-2008, 12:51 AM
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Re: Better job of blending image

I took some samples from other faces & used curves for adjustments...& some other tools to tweak the colors & shadows.
There’s still some work left, but it is only to give you an idea of how I would do that.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:17 AM
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In addition, try softening the edge of the woman or the edge of the guy near the woman he has his arm around its too sharp, nothing has a clean sharp edge at distance. you might want to try; on another layer putting some strong facial shadows and some on the clothes because he looks a bit flat even with the contrast up.

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Old 08-27-2008, 06:05 AM
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Re: Better job of blending image

The first step was to eliminate the tungsten colour cast on the man using replace colour and saturation adjustments. Next was to adjust all the shadow and highlight detail to match the direction of the light in the rest of the picture, mostly by painting black or white on blank layers and using the blending mode that worked the best for the particular texture and colour. Finally adjusting the contrast and saturation levels to match the overall picture and to add his shadow on the ground. His brightness level still needs a bit of adjustment, but good enough for this example.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:42 AM
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Re: Better job of blending image

I just tried a couple of simple ways to do this, this is one of them.
duplicate layer
create levels adj. layer.
adjust levels to what you think he would have looked like if he was in the original photo, don't worry what the others look like.
now fill the white layer mask in the levels layer with black.(edit->fill->black)
select paint brush(soft) set your foreground to white and paint him in.
then adjust the opacity of the layer to suit.
now clone in his right shoe and his right trouser leg,and add some shadow behind his right foot and left foot.
now if you want to you can fine tune it using d&b layers to adjust the shadows on their faces and clothes.
Hope this helps.
Barry
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:07 AM
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Re: Better job of blending image

Thank you all for your time and effort. I will get on it shortly. Your efforts are really appreciated.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:57 PM
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Re: Better job of blending image

here is a lighting tutorial that might help

http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161386
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:50 PM
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That's an awesome tut and very effective.

Repsect to the author.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:53 PM
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Re: Better job of blending image

I agree with darkan9el. That elephant tutorial is very useful.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:31 AM
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Re: Better job of blending image

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here is a lighting tutorial that might help

http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161386
I know this is raking up a past post, but this tutorial is ideal for what i wanted and a brilliant example of search the forum first and yea may well find what your looking for opposed to posting a new topic asking people for help first. Its a brilliant tutorial (maybe some better out there but it explains techniques in detail at my level).
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