Sometimes it's fun to combine 2 different subjects into one photo.
Had this been an actual photo, how long do you think the poor budgie would last, perched on Faraday's head?
I do this type of thing often in my "real" job, inserting an object into a completely different background. I use Photoshop for this.
Here are the two original photos that were combined into 4 layers to create the above image:
|Photo courtesy cuatrok77 via Flickr Creative Commons|
I used the lasso tool to select both Faraday and the bird and to copy them, "clean," into fresh layers. Then I color corrected them to make them look a bit more like they were lit from the same source, same color temperature. (I did not spend much time on this and could have made it look more realistic if I'd had the time)
Then I copied the branch onto a third layer, rotated it so Faraday could "sit" on it, and expanded the out of focus foliage in the background to cover.
I used the clone brush to extend the foliage where needed.
How many of you saw the #SingitKitty ad that Glogirly found yesterday? We were so captivated by it!
And as a producer/director by trade, I was curious what agency created the spot, so I did a little sleuthing. Just wait til you see what we found!!
(uh, yeah, you're gonna have to wait. For realz! ;-)
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