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aladyforty Jan 27, 2006 8:18 AM

I have just spent over an hour trying to get these all on the same branch, I cant see to get the free transform part right and Ive had trouble cutting them out to paste them onto the final photo, can anyone do this and show and tell me how to do it.

creeduk Jan 27, 2006 10:56 AM

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I have not finished, but will if thuis is in the right direction. the masking is not 100% done so don't critic that, this is for direction and concept.

Bigfootpete Jan 27, 2006 11:13 AM

Nice sharp photos AL40.

aladyforty Jan 27, 2006 6:51 PM

creeduk wrote:

I have not finished, but will if thuis is in the right direction. the masking is not 100% done so don't critic that, this is for direction and concept.

WOW thats great, I kind of was thinking of the bird to the bottom left being in the middle as it is the sharpest and the best of the three but this is pretty good.

creeduk Jan 28, 2006 9:16 AM

Ah OK well I can look at that, I just went with the size, and kept sharpest to the front.

aladyforty Jan 28, 2006 9:34 AM

The problem I had was making their size relevant to each other on the branch, keeping them the same size more or less.

Reanimator Jan 29, 2006 7:46 AM

my effort is this

didnt spend a heck of a lot of time on it, just a rough go to see what the overall effect would be like.........i would then spend more time if happy with results

done in photoshop with various tools......i used free transform to bring the bird sizes more equal

aladyforty Jan 29, 2006 8:27 AM

Thanks, thats closer to what I was looking at but with more space at the sides, still having problems with tranferring the birds to the mains picture:roll:

creeduk Jan 29, 2006 8:39 AM

I did not get a chance to continue I left the one I started on at work and have not had time over the weekend to start over. Seems some one shot closer (great work by the way)so I will leave it Reanimator's hands now :)

aladyforty Jan 29, 2006 8:41 AM

what am I doing wrong, I open two pictures in Photo shop, outline a brid on one but when I go to move it just the outline moves and not the picture???

creeduk Jan 29, 2006 9:20 AM

Once you make selction, copy to new layer either in the layer menu or with ctrl + j. Now drag the layer from the layer pallete to the new image and you will have the bird.

aladyforty Jan 29, 2006 9:28 AM

thanks, I finally worked it out, will post what Ive done.

aladyforty Jan 29, 2006 9:36 AM

after much fussing around and nearly giving up in exasperation with photoshop I have finally got these out of it

Reanimator Jan 29, 2006 10:19 AM

its easiest to merge 3 pics if the bird had moved along the branch (by the way i think the first pic was great by itself) would have helped with less editing to do.

ill try tell u basicly what i did, i used the pic with the bird looking down as the base image, and draged the other 2 over its so u have got the 3 all on top of each other, then i drew a rough line round each of the other 2 birds with polygon lasso took and inversed the selection so that i could delete everything except the bird. then used free fransform to make the 2 cut out birds similar size and moved then to roughly where i wanted them and did a final resize.

next job is to do a finer edit around the bird cut outs.

notice the left one goes behind the middle one! well u make it a little transparent so u can see the middle bird through it, and then cut away what u dont need, when tranparancy is back at 100% it looks like its behind it. a slight adjustment to levels was needed to just match the colours better.

aladyforty Jan 29, 2006 5:35 PM

Thanks, trying a few different things now.:-)

creeduk Jan 29, 2006 5:48 PM

What I would consider is assuming you took the pictures, take another one of that bush/tree getting a nice branch with space for the 3 versions of bird. now drag and mask the birds to the new branch.

aladyforty Jan 29, 2006 6:37 PM

yes I took these photos but hubby has prunned that bush back :roll:

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