morph plugin for single image - recommendation needed

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by [email protected]@com, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I'm looking you a photoshop plugin (or an external software,
    if recommended) to perform this task:

    I've got a camera with a fish eye lense. In the photos the
    lens captures the camera tripod. So I take a second photo
    of the floor with the tripod removed and use this to fix
    the floor image. Here I need help:

    I want to morph a second image into a first image that
    is not to be morphed - I would identify points in both images
    and then ask the plugin to bend the second image so that it
    would fit into the first.

    The first image is not to be morphed at all, instead I'd put the
    second image into a different layer and then copy some bits.

    Any recommendations?
     
    [email protected]@com, Oct 12, 2004
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  2. bbc@myway@com

    Peadge Guest

    I would use Photoshop. All you need to do is place the second image in a new
    layer on top of the one you want to fix. It doesn't sound like much of the
    "new" image is needed--just the part that will "cover" the tripod in the
    original one. For safety, lock the original layer to prevent it from being
    altered. Then delete mush of the unnecessary parts of new picture and change
    the opacity to around 60% so you can see through to the original image. Go
    to EDIT > TRANSFORM > DISTORT and drag each corner to a place where the
    image looks the closest to being aligned with the image beneath. If the new
    image wasn't taken with a fish eye lens, you may need to make more
    adjustments. The Liquify Command may come in handy for this, if such
    tweaking is necessary...CTRL+SHFT+X in the versions of Photoshop that have
    this tool or FILTER > LIQUIFY in Photoshop 7 and up--IMAGE > LIQUIFY in
    version 6. Check the backdrop box and set the opacity to 100%. Use the bloat
    or pucker tool at a low brush pressure, say 25 or so which will allow for a
    slow rate of change.

    See http://home.comcast.net/~corey_cowan/wens_class/html/lesson03.htm for
    more Liquify Tool explanations.

    Once you have the layer matching pretty closely, feather the edges of the
    new layer to blend it even more.

    Corey :)
     
    Peadge, Oct 13, 2004
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  3. Hi Corey,

    thanks for the tips.

    I tried this before posting the question and was not satisfied. While
    I got acceptable results, I never achived a perfect match and wasted a
    lot of time trying. In the photoshop 6 I still use the liquify tool
    does not show the other layers so it's pretty useless to me.

    In my search I found Smartmorph
    (http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/SmartMorph).
    When I export the two images as bmp, I can import the result as a
    masked layer and use parts of that to cover the tripod. I get
    incredible matches in under 15 minutes that way.

    I'd prefer a photoshop morphing plugin, but until then this tool
    should do.
     
    [email protected]@com, Oct 15, 2004
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