Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Answering the Call

After yesterday's post, it was suggested by anon that I superimpose the boy on me. Your wish is my command. Just in case: the original boy is on the left, and the superimposition (so to speak) is on the right.



Technical Notes (added — for those who have asked )


A few people have asked about my technique for doing these morphs. It's really rather simple if you know Photoshop at all.


To morph Eric's face into me, I dragged his photo to mine. This creates a second layer.


Then, I reduce the opacity of the top layer — Eric — so that I can see my face underneath.


I manually size and rotate Eric as needed, and I position his nose above mine. This pretty well lines up the eyes and mouth fairly well, but if I need to make any other size or rotation adjustments at this time, I do just that.


Then, I restore the opacity of Eric's layer and drag it below mine.


I create a layer mask on my layer and airbrush the part of my head that I want to eliminate. This masks out my face and allows Eric's to show from underneath. As you can see, the airbrush technique blends the two photos fairly seamlessly.


 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paul the M says it's time for you to get out side.
I believe you have been afflicted
with some sort of winter affliction
and the longer you spend inside the worse you are getting!
This is not pretty.
You might be in need of some professional help!

Dale said...

Well done, Anvilcloud! You're a genius! A wild-haired genius! LOL!!

blue2go said...

That's very cool!

Anonymous said...

--I manually size and rotate Eric as needed, and I position his nose above mine. This pretty well lines up the eyes and mouth fairly well, but if I need to make any other size or rotation adjustments at this time, I do just that.--

Eric says:....... LOL !!!