Oh gosh - it's mom's birthday and you've no idea for a present?
Relax - here is a wholehearted one!
I created a collage out of some pictures and arranged them in third dimension.
The principle is very easy. All you need is 3 to 4 (or more, depending on the count of layer you want to create) identic photos of each person you want to recreate in 3d. As you know, the new 3d cameras are pretty cool - but they don't help, if you only have only old pictures - no 3d Glasses and so on.
But what would happen, if you slice identic picutres into different shapes, depending on the real depth of each the part of the pictures and arrange them in different heights?
The viewer will ne tricked by his eyes and brain. Because of combination of the informations of the image and the different heights human brain will assamble the slices into one curved surface. That nearly magic ^^
Okay - I'm german, not good in english - so I'll go on and explain what to do.
First of all - the materials and tools you'll need:
- Photos of the person /thing you want to recreate in 3d (3 - 4 identic images)
- Canvas (or heavy carton (above 250g/m²)
- double faced adhesive tape
- pins (withoud colored heads)
- ruler or folding meter
--- and a little bit time ^^ ---
Step 1: Step 1 - Editing the pictures with PS/Gimp etc.
The first thing we need, is a photo.
I decided so take some pictures from the 85th birthday of my grandmother.
The advantage of using photos which were taken on the same location is, that the lightning inside the room will be nearly the same. That can help to create the 3d effect.
In my case, I had to cut out the persons and I also wanted to change the look of the images.
To do that, I opened the images in Photoshop and started to isolate the faces from the background. If you don't have Photoshop, you could use GIMP or such software as well.
Due to the fact, that I like working on a non destructive way, I usked masks to paint out the areas I don't need.
If it is needed, resize the images after that step.
For my collage, I use a oval black background. This helps to create a contrast between the images and the white canvas.
The last step was a color effect. I decided to use a sepia tone for the pictures.
After I saved all images, I went to the supermarket and used their photoprinter to get pictures in perfect quality and on a heavy paper - and of course, the photopaper is.
In the next step, we'll cut out the first layer photos and arrange them on the canvas.