Blending animals together is easier than you would think, check out the tutorial below using the software Smart Photo Editor.
Open your first image up in SPE.Click the Erase buttonGo over the parts of the face that will stick out the most, this depends on what animal you pick, this helps with the blending later on.Now click the Composite button on the right.Click the New button next to Overlay on the top left hand side.Click on the Move, Rotate and Scale button and move this second image to roughly where you want it, reducing the Opacity by using the slider is helpful.Click on the Select Area button and the Erase from Selection button and then work your way round the area you want to keep.
Clicking the Bucket icon to remove the rest of the unwanted area.
Click on the New button next to Overlay again.Just as with the image before, move and rescale the image.
Then work your way around the unwanted area again.
Click on the Crop button on the right when you have finished and crop in on your image.Click on the Composite button again, but this time click New button next to Underlay.
Once you have selected this image, click the Select Area and the Add to Selection button. Work your way round the creature you have made slowly, zooming in to make your selection more accurate.
Once you have gone all the way round click on the Bucket icon that appears to remove the rest of the unwanted background.When you are happy with the new background, click on the Area Treatment button.Select all the areas that are too light on your create.Play round with Exposure and Brightness sliders until you have happy with the results.Click on the Effects Gallery button on the top right.Search for the effect ‘Vibrant colors’ in the search bar. Adjust the sliders and click OK.
Now all that is left to do is save your image, don’t forget to also save it as a session incase you want to come back and work on it further.
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The weekend is the perfect time to get creative and go out and about with your camera.
Whether it is walking around your town, along the coast or the countryside, all are great for getting some practise in with your camera.
A few things to try:
- Try different angles and perspectives is a great idea as this is about experimentation rather than a great photo. Though if you get one that’s just an added bonus.
- Shot in black and white or with one color, if your camera allows.
- Play around with your shutter speed.
- Use a tripod and capture motion using a slow shutter speed.
Go out for a walk for an hour or so and take some pictures.
Once you are home from your walk it is time for more fun to begin. Load your images into Smart Photo Editor and play around with the effects, or creating your own.
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