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Old Jan 19, 2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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My first time use of Helicon Focus. The feather is 4 shots on a ceramic tile with earthen texture. Overlaid everything with the document then erased area covered by the feather.

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Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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While the document looks nice, the quill just doesn't match well. It looks like you combined two images - so if the goal was to make it look like a photo of the feather on the document, I don't think you succeeded.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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I would agree, the light source's don't match, nor the white balance.

I think you could shoot the feather in warmer and less direct light source would work better, and then you may need to warm it up even further. and it looks like the document light source is coming mainly from the right, whereas the feather is more straight on, maybe match the angle of light with like a warm table lamp or something not too bright.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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Actually this was a bit different. The feather and the base were shot at the same time. The document was an overlay. Here is the original shot of feather and base after going through Helicon Focus.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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Actually this was a bit different. The feather and the base were shot at the same time. .
But the problem lies in how the document looks compared to the feather. In addition to the points Dustin made, the perspectives are different between the document photo and the feather photo. So between the lighting and perspective the two photos don't match up well.
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I guess I didnt think this out. I didnt want the feather to be actually sitting on the document. I wanted the document as a ghost. Back to the drawing board. How about this?
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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Bynx: if you can make a couple of cuts to the feather's tip it would look much more like a quill than a simple feather and so give the impression of an actual writing instrument. It's just a little detail but can help to the idea.
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Bynx: if you can make a couple of cuts to the feather's tip it would look much more like a quill than a simple feather and so give the impression of an actual writing instrument. It's just a little detail but can help to the idea.
Kinda funny you say that because thats why I named the thread the way I did. Its almost ready for signing. Just have to cut the tip.

Ah, thats why I like the feedback. It makes me think.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 2:41 PM   #9
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Ordo beat me to it. That makes it into a story, not just an image.
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