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Jan 26, 2012 10:26 |  #16

good job on the photo and I agree..nice bike.


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Jan 26, 2012 11:57 as a reply to  @ post 13771603 |  #17

Great photo except you should have worn a helmet while you were bicycling. :)


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Jan 26, 2012 22:12 |  #18

Michael1984 wrote in post #13771430 (external link)
how do you do this in photoshop? I have been wanting to take a bunch of pictures and make one.. anyone?

Hey Michael,
The concept is quite straight forward in any software (I use the GIMP), and is based on using layers and layer-masks.

It's kinda like the way they "used to" make cartoons for the TV/movies, but because it's difficult to photograph yourself against a perfectly clear, non-existent(!) background, we work backwards.

So the "background" would be the room which is converted into a transparent 'layer'.

You then take several photos of yourself, and "stick" these layers under the background layer.

Using the paint tool, you then "paint" yourself through the background.

You can do this as many times as you want, but big files are created if you do it all at once, and sometimes your system can crash, so beware!!!

The main key, is lighting! And this method can be used very effectively to create backgrounds for people 'who aren't actually there', thus making "location" photo shoots, at least in concept, a bit more easy to acheive without leaving your studio.

And here's a POTN thread all about that.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=637636

There are dozens of threads about using layers, but maybe using YouTube, and typing in "using layers and masks in Photoshop" might be more visually easy to follow.

Cheers for now,
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Jan 30, 2012 12:56 |  #19

whuband wrote in post #13771603 (external link)
I like the idea and the execution except for one small nit. I'd crop out the bit of fan at the top.

Good catch and you are very right, totally missed that!


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Jan 30, 2012 13:01 |  #20

CincyTriGuy wrote in post #13771356 (external link)
Why are you using race wheels on the trainer? :)

Haha, another good catch...I had just got the computrainer and put my trek on there to set it up. At the time I did not have a trainer wheel and tire (just got one), so I just used those wheels because they were on there from my last tri.


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Jan 30, 2012 13:07 |  #21

Michael1984 wrote in post #13771430 (external link)
how do you do this in photoshop? I have been wanting to take a bunch of pictures and make one.. anyone?

As was said, just using layers. This was my first try at this so I am not an expert by any strech.

I set the camera on a tripod, set my lights up, took the photos, then..

Loaded the first photo (me on the elliptical), then imported the second photo (me on the bike)..

I used the move tool and just dragged it on top of my first photo.

Then I just used the eraser tool and erased everything but me on the bike. Then there was two of me....

Then just do the same to the next.


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Jan 30, 2012 13:12 |  #22

Sounds like layers...


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Jan 31, 2012 17:49 |  #23

mdd770 wrote in post #13795069 (external link)
Sounds like layers...

Um, read my first sentence :)....there are different ways of getting to the same point using "layers", I was just telling how I went about it.


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