Kalliel (kalliel) wrote,
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Fun with Photoshop: Image Compositing

I wanted to try image compositing in Photoshop, AND I AM SO PLEASED WITH HOW THIS TURNED OUT??? Please excuse the dust; this Impala has survived eight different moves and as many shelves.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL:



And these have nothing to do with image compositing, but it's hard to work with this diecast without appreciating the level of detail. It has a carpeted interior, y'all. The seats are adjustable. The front wheels turn when you turn the wheel. Look at that engine bay?? There's a spare tire in the trunk (not to mention the tires are all rubber), and the undercarriage/chassis is fully articulated. *mwah*










I was eating dinner while watching this guy’s light painting/compositing tutorial, and I was like, wow, that’s cool. But I don’t have an empty gas station or a gigantic light handy, so I figured I’d try it on a small scale–let’s say, oh, a 1:18 scale.

So I closed all the blinds in my house and got out some black foam squares and a whiteboard to emulate his gas station roof and about halfway through all this I realized, OH MAYBE THIS IS WHAT LIGHTBOXES ARE FOR. But I don’t have one of those, either, so I went ahead making my gas station diorama. XD

Here’s a BTS pic of this very excellent professional setup:



The final image is a composite of following photos, plus a few layer masks in Photoshop. These were obtained by me holding a whiteboard with a string of lights attached to it at different heights/angles.



Which, when composited, end up doing this!



It’s not perfect, but it was well worth the practice! I think it turned out swell!
Tags: fandom: spn, hell on wheels, pics or it didn't happen
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