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ranplett
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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:49PM
Can anyone guess why I like this image and how it applies to stock imaging?

http://definitiveworks.com/composite.jpg

From: www.definitiveworks.com

(Edited on 2005-12-15 19:50:39 by ranplett)
myrrha
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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:04PM
I give up.
Why?
It's a very cool shot; but since I am only a humble grey canister I am afraid to try and analyze this to death.

After you tell us, I'll know if my hunch was right.
pink_cotton_candy
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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:18PM
well, the shot definitely kicks, but is that a picture of yours on the playing card?
delirium
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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:46PM
same model, composited together?
pink_cotton_candy
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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:49PM
^^^sweet! maybe you're right!
ranplett
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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:53PM
same model, composited together?


Bingo. If you can pull it off as well as he did, then you've got four models for the price of one :P
shorebreak
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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:40AM
might be himself too --> no model expenses!


awesome shot, it's not just good quality work but also tells a story.
myrrha
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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:23AM
Wow! I was way off.
That is sweet!
justelaine
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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:46AM
There's a new trick in PS CS2--I haven't tried it but the way it reads, sounds like it has something to do with this sort of thing. Anybody know for sure?
nano
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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:26AM
I would look at the "Match Color" feature in PS CS2 and also the lighting effects.
If you're building a composite like ran sez, you need to match both the color, lighting as well as the ambient background (as you might with the shadows/hightlights feature. And you'd need to do it with all the "pieces" so it appears consistent with the light source if the separate images were taken at different times under differing conditions.

I'd be using all 3 of these for this kind of work.
kickstand
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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:47AM
Well, in this particular example, the way to do the composite would be to put the camera on a tripod on the set, and set up the strobes. Then sit in each of the 4 positions and take a photo. The lighting and camera position would be identical in each, and the stitching would be fairly easy to accomplish.
Colonel
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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:14AM
Yeah that's what I was thinking Kick....

(Edited on 2005-12-17 03:17:01 by Colonel)
pdtnc
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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:57AM
very clever!!!
titaniumdoughnut
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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:37AM
Awesome! It worked really well.

That's how I did these: froggies
myrrha
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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:40AM
Cool frogs!
I must learn this stuff. Is it a Photoshop application?
maimai
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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:23AM
So you are telling us that you didn't buy hundreds of identical frogs? Very cool, I wonder if there is something similar in Corel PhotoPaint
titaniumdoughnut
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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:46PM
It's nothing that tricky, actually; it just takes patience. You just lock the tripod down, keep the settings locked on manual, and take a photo for each frog, or rapper dude, as the case may be.

Then you layer them in Photoshop, using layer masks to reveal only the area of the photo which contains an extra frog, over all the previous layers.
swani
Posted Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:23PM
myrrha, titaniumdoughnut is right, if you want to mess around with it yourself you could do something like this:

http://www.swansondesigns.com/personal/roommates.jpg

It isn't as impressive as the one TD did or the original post, but it shows what a simple version of this idea can get you. The most important part is keeping the photos consistent. I wouldn't even try it without a tripod. Do it just like TD said above. Mine was so simple that the graphics part only took a few minutes (I didn't realize that by sitting on the couch, I was changing the shape of the cushions! Had to edit that out).

While my photo won't impress iStockers, my friends getting something out of the fridge always get a laugh out of it. Site mail me if you need help or want a to share your work.
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