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Old 05-23-2009, 07:51 AM
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woman holding lamb

I'm trying to take two photographs and integrate them. I have a photo of a woman and want it to look like she is holding her lamb.
I have posted my attempt, poor attempt I may add. I can not figure out how to make it look more realistic.
Any advice?

~Sorry about the size but this is the size Im working with~
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:15 AM
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Re: woman holding lamb

The light direction in the woman photo is front/top/right; the lamb, back/top/left. I doubt any comp is going to look realistic. Point is: When selecting photos to composite, it's imperative to choose based on very similar lighting, color, etc. What you've done is likely the best result obtainable with these sources.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:40 AM
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Re: woman holding lamb

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The light direction in the woman photo is front/top/right; the lamb, back/top/left. I doubt any comp is going to look realistic. Point is: When selecting photos to composite, it's imperative to choose based on very similar lighting, color, etc. What you've done is likely the best result obtainable with these sources.
I see that. very good advice. only problem here is thats all I have to work with. You should see the original photo of the woman! ah!...lol
Craig is tring to help me with shadows and Im still having trouble with them, is this something that I can shadow differently? maybe using illumination effects? then clone the relighted lamb onto the woman?
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:57 AM
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I'm not sure what Craig has in mind, Kate, but you could attempt to "re-light" one of the subjects (e.g. the lamb). Start with a major shadow/highlight adjustment, effectively flattening the image. Then do some heavy handed manual d&b, painting shadows, patching textures, selective contrasting to essentially move the main light source to more closely match that of the other image. I did this very quickly as proof of concept.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:57 AM
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Re: woman holding lamb

ok thanks to your suggestions, I found the simplist solution. mirror the lamb! that changes the shadowing. no law of which way the lamb goes!
Im still working on it and might even redo it, but Id like some comments of how unrealistic it looks.. and how to blend, I used the push tool but Im not very good with it.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:01 PM
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I'm not sure what Craig has in mind, Kate, but you could attempt to "re-light" one of the subjects (e.g. the lamb). Start with a major shadow/highlight adjustment, effectively flattening the image. Then do some heavy handed manual d&b, painting shadows, patching textures, selective contrasting to essentially move the main light source to more closely match that of the other image. I did this very quickly as proof of concept.
HA, we were posting at the same time. I'll try that. Craig was helping me with shadows in a different photograph, and was commenting on the push tool to guide the shadows
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:15 PM
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Re: woman holding lamb

my try:
Ran HighPass on a copy of the lady to sharpen some
Ran a small amount of Gaussian blur to soften the lamb
flipped lamb to get the light right
Free transformed lamb to fit .... masked... added hint of shadow and smoothed shadow on lamb back
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:18 PM
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Cool OB! your lamb is smaller, see I dont know the sizes of lambs..lol so I havent any guide only that its smaller than she is..
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:22 PM
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LOL ... I don't either!! Just tried to make it fit!
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:23 PM
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Well it looks good!
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