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    Lightbulb Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!

    Hello Guys, im new here.

    Recentely Ive made this custom figure and now Id like some tips taking pictures and editing them (background, effects, etc). You guys knows anything that helps? Thanks in advance!




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    Re: Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!

    For figures in general I tend to do one of two things when photographing:

    - Take a large piece of black or other suitable coloured cardstock, and put it under and behind the subject. This puts the focus on the figure.
    - Find a suitable thematic background picture on google and put it on your TV screen. Prop up some boxes with a piece of cardstock on top in front of the screen to use as a raiser for your subject. This makes the photo thematic but can draw away the focus from the figure.

    In both cases you can put a lamp overhead and at an angle from the front. Or you can use daylight.

    Nice figure by the way!

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    Re: Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!

    Thank you UltraVargen! I`ll try those tips! But Ive got a question..

    Why not use a background picture photoshopping inside the image?

    Like this:


    UsingTV picture as background does not lose image quality?

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    Re: Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!

    You can use Photoshop, but I find it too tedious (don't have the patience).

    Image quality of the background isn't an issue as it will usually be out of focus. You do have to make sure you're not catching too much glare from the TV-screen. I did notice that when using too low a resolution photo you can sometimes see these raster lines in the background.


    This one looks fine:
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    As does this one:
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    But this one has heavy rastering on the actual same background as the phot above. I believe it's because the zoomed-in background image I used is too small in combination with the distance of the camera to the screen. I haven't figured it out. To be honest it's not important enough to me. Most of the time the photo's turn out fine:
    Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!-img_6846-3-jpg

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    Re: Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraVargen View Post
    You can use Photoshop, but I find it too tedious (don't have the patience).
    Image quality of the background isn't an issue as it will usually be out of focus. You do have to make sure you're not catching too much glare from the TV-screen. I did notice that when using too low a resolution photo you can sometimes see these raster lines in the background.
    I see. The trick is to be out of focus. By the way, nice figures you have!

    Another problem is mirror your image when you take the picture in front of TV, the TV mirror you too.

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraVargen View Post
    You can use Photoshop, but I find it too tedious (don't have the patience).
    But this one has heavy rastering on the actual same background as the phot above. I believe it's because the zoomed-in background image I used is too small in combination with the distance of the camera to the screen. I haven't figured it out. To be honest it's not important enough to me. Most of the time the photo's turn out fine:
    I confess that I like to edit in photoshop. You can even remove the base support from the actions and put expressions on them!

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    Re: Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!

    Seizing the opportunity, follow a photoshop exercise! I accept suggestions, criticism and praise!

    Original images



    Image edited in Adobe Fireworks. I chose the background first and then take the photo in the best "angle". This helps to improve the perception that the figures are "inside" the scenario. What do you think? 8)


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    Re: Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!

    Nice work!

    Long ago I used to do photeditting and composition in Photoshop, as is was part of my school course. But I'm not so patient anymore.

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    Re: Tips for Photoshopping Custom figures!

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraVargen View Post
    Nice work!

    Long ago I used to do photeditting and composition in Photoshop, as is was part of my school course. But I'm not so patient anymore.
    Thanks! I still wanna learn more tricks... like create fog, lighting, shadowing..etc..

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