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JakAHearts Jun 24, 2009 7:09 PM

Scary playground
 
So I was trying to make a scary like photo from this old swingset but I dont feel its very scary... Any tips?

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/DSCN2292.jpg

sdromel Jun 25, 2009 3:41 PM

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This is an easy one to play with. Attached is the playground PIX with paste in of the Jersey Devil at about 50% opacity. You can paste & resize all manner of images from skeletons to ghost/ghoul/witch images to scary faces/objects. Try various opacities & be sure to not get bitten by the JD (jersey devil).

icebluess Jun 29, 2009 11:09 PM

What is it your trying to do? Just make the picture as it is scary, or are you asking to add elments to it? I think its kinda hard to begin with because it is pretty hard to see the swings themselves against the dark background. i played with it in photoshop with several different techniques and it was quite hard to seperate the two things...

it had to be really lightened to see it
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...y/acddfacd.jpg

but the other poster was right, it is easy to add in things to make it more scary
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...y/0ab38e70.jpg

JakAHearts Jun 30, 2009 5:55 PM

Ah I was trying to make it look scary just by itself. Kinda of like a black and white photo of an old abandoned prison might look. I see what you mean about the swings being hard to see against the backround.

ouijakid Jul 13, 2009 7:42 PM

I thought you should lighten it up a bit, from the original.
what iceblues did was great, though a bit too much lit... I would even try and darken the gravel in the front, or even blur it a bit... and get half the light that he added in.

try it out and play around, though basically it could go for a scary playground...
If you can get you're hands on a wide lens... it would look much different (in the process of getting myself a pair of lens in that sort!)


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