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Jan. 31, 2004 canadian ann

Punt * by canadian ann

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Three shots merged. I am very new, and very amatuer, at using layers and merging or stacking images. I am sure there are better ways to do this, but here is my technique: I first did a levels adjustment to each of the three images. I then opened the third image, and used it as myy foundation layer. I cloned out the "L" and "!" from the wall, as I could come up with no other way of preventing them from overlaying the boys head in the second image. I then opened the second image, cloned out the "DEA", copied it and pasted it over the first as a new layer. I set the blend mode to difference, and positioned the second over the first so that the backgrounds lined up. I then opened the first image, and instead of cloning away the writing, I cropped it! I again copied and pasted it, & set it in place. I then played around with the blend setting for each layer until I was fairly happy with the result - I ended up choosing normal and 100% opacity for the bottom (3rd) image, and darken and 75% opacity for the other 2. I would love to hear from editing experts on how to go about this in a less brute force way.

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Sony Forums Challenges07-Feb-2004 17:29
Ann, I've been wanting to try this type of stacking as well (and I'm definitely guilty of using 'brute force' with photoshop !). You really nicely convey a sense of concentration and motion. -john (ebones)
Sony Forums Challenges04-Feb-2004 04:24
Hey, I want to learn this from the amature Ann...:-) Great technique and picture! Antoine
Sony Forums Challenges03-Feb-2004 13:12
Speaking as a mere amature, I am in awe at the work that you put into composing this. Wow! Keep up the good work!---Deb
Sony Forums Challenges02-Feb-2004 12:44
(*) i'm not the expert on this sort of thing. but i'm sure some editing pros will stop by ;) -- andy
Sony Forums Challenges02-Feb-2004 12:43
nice motion sequence here, ann . -- andy