Instructables

Easy Photo Editing:Two of You

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Easily edit yourself into a picture to appear to be playing yourself in basketball, having tea with yourself, or anything else. It's easy and it doesn't require any expensive editing software. By the way, the photos will have better quality then what you see here. Because of the uploading, the picture resolution was lowered.
 
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Step 1: Requirements

What You'll Need:

A tripod (a cheap one's fine)
A digital camera that can be attached to a tripod
Microsoft Paint

I know what you're thinking. Paint. I know, it's bad. Just give it a try. It does everything that you'll need to do to make this look good, primarily, dropping in the other picture of you.

Step 2: Thinking of an Idea

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Obviously, the first thing you need to do is think of what you want to take a picture of. You can do yourself playing basketball with yourself, playing poker with yourself, anything. The possibilities are limitless. In this case, we're gonna do a take-off of the Beatles Abbey Road.

Step 3: Taking the Pictures

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Once you've thought of your idea, set up your tripod. Make sure to have the exact idea of your photo in your mind, including where you will be standing. You want to set up the tripod in a place where your shadow is not going to go behind the other you. This should be fine if you are far enough away from yourself in the picture, but if you get to close, you want to make sure that the shadow is in front of the other you, or in front or behind its owner.

Now, take the first picture. You want to take a picture of what one of you is doing in the picture. To take the picture, get someone else to take it, set the camera on a timer, or use a remote.

Now, to take the other pictures. Make sure that you do not move the camera or tripod at all. Even a slight movement will mess the whole picture up. Take the rest of your pictures of doing what you're doing in the picture.
csaleem1 year ago
Noman Saleem
szechuan534 years ago
Sweet, I'm chasing myself with a knife!
leerose4 years ago
That's really good! I never would have thought to use Paint like that. (Course, I have photoshop already, but if I'm ever without..!) I LOVE the picture of the kid playing cards. XD