Discussion in 'Photo Sharing' started by monkeyleader, Feb 4, 2009.
Part of my 52 weeks project.
Ha ha this is brilliant! I love it
Great imagination, I like.
Excellent piece of cloning and good fun
Cloning trick! not falling for that old one again..... It's clearly triplets.
Is that cloning bit easy to do then, fancy a go at it now I've seen yours.
I took a base image (monkey1 laying in bed) and then used the little magic wand do-da (my technical speak is 2nd to none) and it kinda knew the shape I wanted to cut out ... then it magically kinda knew how to best stick it back on the base image without too much need for removal of any errors ..
What I've learned tho
- don't forget about the actual photos in the first place. I rushed through this the first time and the photos themselves were rubbish
- pay close attention to where each person in the shot is going to be. If you look at monkey3 standing up saying ssshh ... he is clealying cock-eyed as he is not looking at monkey2. I think this makes a big difference in some of the top quality clone images
- pay attention to changes in the scene. monkey1 shot had the bed clothes are messed up (not surprising given my carcass was below it) but in shots 2 and 3 the duvet was smooth .. if you look at the large version you can see where I've messed up (still learning photoshop here)
- have an idea of what you are trying to portray .. Ive seen loads of clones who are just sitting about on sofas, which while technically well executed don't really tell a story. The ones that float my boat are those which convey something ... hopefully mine does this above.
All in all a very fun thing to do and especially useful given the rubbish weather at the moment. I'm sure a few more of these will pop up in my quest for 52 self portraits in 2009 !
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