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Feb 23, 2015 14:40 |  #1

Just playing around a bit w/ composites; kind of like how this one turned out...

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Feb 23, 2015 15:41 |  #2

Very nice



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Feb 23, 2015 18:50 |  #3

That's great!


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Feb 24, 2015 10:39 |  #4

very cool, maybe you could fill us in a bit on what you did??


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Feb 24, 2015 11:04 |  #5

Nice composite!


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Feb 24, 2015 15:14 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #6

Pondrader,

I've been trying to improve my selection skills (which, like most of my PS skills, suck), so looked at this as a learning project. I started w/ the moon shot (taken from my deck last summer) and the wolf shot taken a few weeks ago. As you can see, the latter has a pretty busy background, with many areas where there's not clear separation from the wolf. I made a selection of the wolf, logs, & cart using various selection tools and countless trips in & out of quickmask, then put it on a layer mask that I set on top of the moon shot (from which I had deleted the tree on the right & lightened the sky a bit, leaving the moon alone), then played a lot w/ exposure on each to make the combination at least slightly believable. I'm still not happy w/ the balance I reached, but lightening the sky any more takes away some of the drama, and darkening the wolf loses detail. But, a great practice exercise. Hair is SO hard to select when not against a starkly contrasting background!

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Feb 24, 2015 22:53 |  #7

Very nicely done! I would probably crop a tad off the top and hang it on my wall.


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Feb 25, 2015 14:15 |  #8

:love:very nice,,Mark i want to hang the finished product on my wall also..
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Feb 25, 2015 14:17 |  #9

Well the light is obviously totally different and it looks fake.


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Feb 27, 2015 08:11 |  #10

mark. very nice.


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Mar 01, 2015 08:11 |  #11

Numenorean wrote in post #17449556 (external link)
Well the light is obviously totally different and it looks fake.

I think the word "fake" is a bit harsh and implies that he was trying to deceive us. He stated it was a composite right up front. In my opinion, the image was well done and a lovely work of art.


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Mar 01, 2015 11:52 |  #12

Lovely composite, well done.


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Mar 02, 2015 20:47 |  #13

Love it. Shows how much work goes into a photo.


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Mar 03, 2015 12:45 |  #14

I think you did a great job! Well done, and a lot of work to get there!


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Mar 05, 2015 22:20 |  #15

Thanks for all the positive comments, folks. I Actually agree that it looks "fake". Still needs lots of work,but was a good learning exercise. Working on another that will hopefully be a tad more realistic.


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