PLEASE for WEDDING !!Need help with cutting a specific shape

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by ratedr1, Mar 22, 2005.

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    ratedr1 Guest

    I am trying to make a slideshow for my friends upcoming wedding, and
    want to make some funny pics. I have s picture of a gladiator wearing
    a helmet, and then a pic of the exact same head size of my friend.
    what I want to do is cut his head in the shape of the gladiators head
    without the helmet. I want the part that comes over the head (the
    point) to fit perfectly in his head. Is there a way to do something
    like click on points of both pictures and then you would have the pic
    you want to edit, cut the shape that youve traced on the pic you are
    pasting to? I hope this all makes sense even I dont fully understand
    it the way Ive written it :)

    Scott
     
    ratedr1, Mar 22, 2005
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  2. You need to read up on layers and the brush selection tool. The full
    explanation is too long to list, but you will figure it out after a couple
    tutorials.
     
    Andy Ronmalon, Mar 22, 2005
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  3. This comes up so often Adobe should create a "Merge mate's head" feature in
    the next version. It amazes me that anyone would buy an expensive package
    like Photoshop just to do this.

    Short answer - it's not going to happen. You'll need to put in many hours of
    learning and experimentation to achieve anything remotely convincing. If
    you really want it done, offer to pay someone to do it for you - it'll be a
    lot quicker.
     
    Derek Fountain, Mar 22, 2005
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  4. I disagree. I think it can be done adequately with a few basic tutorials.
     
    Andy Ronmalon, Mar 23, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    That depends on your definition of adequate...

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    Hecate, Mar 23, 2005
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    Brian Guest

    A lot of so-called experienced people cannot even do it "convincingly".
    Is adequate the same as convincing?

    Brian :)
     
    Brian, Mar 24, 2005
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  7. Nope. But then again I don't think the OP was trying to fool a forensic
    specialist. Making in convincing requires skills that go beyond knowing the
    software.
     
    Andy Ronmalon, Mar 24, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Yep[, I'd call convincing adequate. And by convincing I mean even if
    you look at it for 20 mins you can't spot the join :)

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    Hecate - The Real One

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    Hecate, Mar 24, 2005
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    Brian Guest

    Gee Hecate, you are as fussy as I am then! I hate it when you see
    newspaper ads and magazine ads where the work that has been done is so
    obvious! Such as changed backgrounds where the person "looks" cut out.

    Brian.
     
    Brian, Mar 25, 2005
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  10. I made a fake of jennifer aniston when i was 12 using only Windows
    paintbrush and it looked damn good. I inserted the nipples pixel by pixel,
    literally, using the grayscale palette. i then disseminated it on the
    internet
     
    Andy Ronmalon, Mar 25, 2005
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    Brian Guest

    You little deviot, Andy!! You were obviously PS material in the making.

    Brian :)
     
    Brian, Mar 25, 2005
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    Scruff Guest

    I can't imagine how you celebrated the completion of that project!!
     
    Scruff, Mar 25, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Absolutely. The only difference is when the image maker has
    deliberately made it look like that. A lot of the advertising work by
    Steve Caplin (in the UK) is like that. You can see lots of examples in
    his (very good) book "How to Cheat in Photoshop".

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    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Mar 26, 2005
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