Friday, January 25, 2013

Moving People to New Backgrounds

 
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I LOVE winter portraits, but we have not had much snow
here in my part of Michigan since New Year's day when I took
these portraits of beautiful Samantha.
 
 
I love these, but our grass has been mostly green lately
 
 
So I decided to play around in Photoshop and
move Samantha from this photo...
 
 
To this photo I took last winter...
 
 
and got this:
 

 
I moved Lindsay in this photo...
 
 
Into this photo...
 
 
and got this:
 
 
I took Lindsay out of this photo...
 
 
And moved her to this pretty scene...
 
 
I added text and magic sparkles.  Click on the next photo to enlarge and see it better.
 
To learn more about adding magic sparkles click here. 

 
I took Lindsay and Alexis from this shot...
 
 
And moved them into this...
 
 
And got this:
 
 
This is a fun way to use beautiful photos you
took, but didn't have a beautiful model to pose at the time.
 
There are many tutorials on Youtube showing you how
to move people from one photo to another.
 
Here's one you can try.  It's a great technique to learn.
 
Before you add the people to a new background,
add a bit of gausian blur to the new background.
(Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Set between 2 and 5 pixels)
 
Remove the people from this photo...
 
 
Apply a slight gaussian blur to this first:
 
 
Add some fake snow.
 
Learn how HERE
 
and get this:

 
Feel free to use my snow backgrounds as practice,
or try this with photos from every season.
 
I always run an action to meld everything together
and make it look more believable.
 
If you don't know what actions are
where she shares some for free and tells you how to use them.
 
BLESS people who share!!!
 
This technique will provide you with endless creativity....have fun!
 
 

7 comments:

Michelle said...

You are a very talented lady!!

Vicky Fida said...

Amazing! That's all I have to say!

Nancy said...

These are really fun! Love the shots and how you blended them...thanks for sharing them and the tutorial!

Jeanne said...

Such fun shots and love how you have moved the people to new backgrounds! Also thanks for sharing some of the process of this. Endless fun ... for sure!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, your photography is just spectacular and your photoshop edits are outstanding! What beautiful young ladies... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #67!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Wow I really love the last too. They look a Christmas Card!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I don't know how you do it...but it sure is amazing!