text perspective/wrapping

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by dk, Aug 21, 2003.

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    dk Guest

    can anyone recommend a package that can successfully apply text to an image
    object such as a bottle that maintains a correct perspective? i have used
    the warp text tool in photoshop but i am not too happy with it.

    thanks

    dk
     
    dk, Aug 21, 2003
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    David Guest

    I think the only way you could do this precisely is to use a 3D program (or
    2.5D, like ZBrush). You'd wrap the image around a model of a bottle of the
    same proportions as the one in your image, render it out and then composite
    in Photoshop.

    That is, if you absolutely require the original... otherwise you could just
    recreate in 3D.

    David
     
    David, Aug 21, 2003
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    Steve Guest

    Hi...

    I have taken a picture of a small child's toy - a car. I have some other
    images I wish to incorporate into the image but at the correct scale.
    The source of the additional graphics are EPS files, and once I've
    cropped them and resize them I know exactly what size they are. When I
    try to paste these images into the picture of the car they are way out
    of proportion, even though I've increased the size of the original car
    image. I even took a picture of the car with a ruler in the photo for
    reference.
    Any thought on how to do this? It seems like it should have been
    straight forward, but what I don't know really is how big the car image is.
     
    Steve, Nov 11, 2003
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    Whokid Guest



    Steve,

    I would say, forget about the 'actual sizes' - if it looks right, it is
    right! You can find out the document size by menu Image > Image Size, or
    alternatively you can click on the bottom grey section of the window,
    next to where the magnification is shown. That will give you a basic
    preview of how big the image is on your current Print Page Setup. If
    it's a bit bigger don't worry about it, you can tell the printer to just
    scale it down using menu File > Print Options...

    So, taking it from the moment you paste in the additional graphics, they
    should automatically be on a new layer. Simply use the menu Edit > Free
    Transform which will allow you to scale down the imported graphic to
    whatever size you require.

    Don't forget also that PS comes with a comprehensive Help package, which
    is well suited for basic problems such as this...

    HTH :eek:)

    Jim
     
    Whokid, Nov 11, 2003
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    Davin Guest

    Hello,
    Image\Image Size
    will tell you the size of your car image and the dpi
    One method would be to not bother adjusting the images that you wish to crop
    until after you have pasted them into the 'car' image - (same dpi would help
    though).
    You can edit the new layer after you have pasted it over the 'car' image:
    Select the new layer that you pasted:
    Edit\Transform\Scale (hold down the shift button - and only use the corner
    sliders - this will keep you layer in exact proportion - as you increase or
    decrease size)
    If you cannot see the corner markers/sliders:
    View\Fit on Screen.
    Hope that helps.
    Regards,
    Davin
    www.davin-photography.com
     
    Davin, Nov 11, 2003
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    belowme Guest

    yep not only does the size have to be the same but the resolution dots per
    inch have to match otherwise it will be way over or under size when pasting.
     
    belowme, Nov 11, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    Edit/Free Transform. You can change the size and the perspective. Look
    up the Transform tools in the help to see how to do it. :)
     
    Hecate, Nov 12, 2003
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