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Old 12-06-2008   #1
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This shot was taken in my studio with my old door and a painted background, but it didn't look "right" with the painted wall in behind so I added a more realistic background.

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Old 12-06-2008   #2
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Very cool. Is the background a shot that you tooK?
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Benji,
I love it!! Now tell us how you did it!!!!
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Looks good Benji!
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Old 12-06-2008   #5
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Benji,
I love it!! Now tell us how you did it!!!!
Pretty simple if you have Photoshop. I have about ten images of fall foliage that I took last year so I found one that I liked, opened up both files, dragged the fall image over the other image lowered the opacity to 50% so I could see where the edges of Daisy and the door were then I took the eraser tool and erased everything that was not fall foliage. Then I upped the opacity to 100% and flattened it.

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That's beautiful! Great job on the edit.
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Nice work Benji! It's really tuff to get it to look right on the hair in particular I notice. Yours looks pretty realistic though!

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thank u for this hint...new here and looking for a nice and easy way to edit a background and this one is good. will have to try it when i get home...
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I think you did a great job on this composite.
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Nicely done


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