1.06.2011

Captivus Photoshop Challenge

Okay okay, this wasn't done recently, actually was done in the summer of 2010. BUT I did it using the selection tool in photoshop elements 7! And I love it so much I wanted to share THIS ONE. So let's get started with the original(s):
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Okay these are the four images I worked with to get to my final image (which I will share in a moment). The photos are of my younger cousin, Jessica. She was between 10th and 11th grade during this summer (I think, it may have been 9th and 10th?) I get confused because she looks a lot more 'grown up' than she is. Anyways I took these four photos in a field out by our home and did a B&W edit with a preset in Lightroom (used the same preset for all four photos) I then opened all of them up in photoshop elements 7 and used my selection tool to "Cut Out" her body in three of the four images and drag them onto the final image (my base was that fourth and final one below the first three above. I put them each on their own layer so I could use the eraser tool to remove any leftover image from the one I drug it from. After a while of tedious clicking/selecting/dragging/erasing I came out with this image:
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I was really proud of myself as this was the FIRST time I did it and did not use any specific tutorial or whatnot for it. I felt using the same preset and having the same lighting gave me the ability to create this "collage" of sorts and it's whimsy and neat to look at. I hope you enjoy it and don't be afraid to try things like this yourself! It can be very rewarding!! :D

So as you can see by the title of the post I am linking this post up with Captivus Blog's Photoshop Challenge link up (which is "Selection Tool!")To see more follow the button below!

18 Lovely Reader(s) Said:

Jamie said...

Natalie - This is so, so cool! Beautiful and so fun.

Snowcatcher said...

Wow! That is so cool! And that you did it with no tutes or practice, WOW! Excellent! Very catchy, too!

- Jessi - said...

That is awesome! Very cool photo

Elizabeth @ Musings said...

That's fantastic! I love it!

Ashley Sisk said...

That is so cool - I wanna try that!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

This is GREAT! totally gonna try it!

Shari said...

Superb work, Natalie!

I think Jessica resembles you A LOT!

Captivus said...

SOOOO cool! I LOVE when people do this effect :-)

Iona N. said...

Oh wow! I could never do anything like that!

Jess said...

Very whimsical! Looks like you had fun doing this, and a great set of pics to work from.

Liz said...

I need to do this and learn the clone tool.

Thanks for stoppinbg by.

Love your photos.

Katie said...

holy macaroni! This is AWESOME!!! I'm doing my sister's senior pics sometime this year, so I will have to try very hard to remember this!

The Clip Cafe said...

Love it! Especially the last one - how cool. She is gorgeous.

Marci said...

Wow-I love how this turned out..very cool! I like the black & white contrast too.

Coffee Break Mama said...

Ok, that is just so cool! I'm so in awe of those of you that know your photoshop so well!

GabbyRM said...

Neat!

Mandy said...

This is so cool! I've always wanted to try this, I just haven't. Maybe I'll do that this spring! :)

Shannan said...

That's really AWESOME! Great Job!

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