larger version on my website:
I used photoshop CS2, but any recent version will be the same with similar icons.
1 Picture to ghost something in it.
note: I have a PC if you have a MAC when you see CTRL it is the CMD button. I didn't want to repeat myself a million times. Put a sticker on that key if you can't remember. It is your punishment for me not being rich enough to have a mac :)
Shown here are the original dog playing poker which is PRE 1923 and thus public domain in America. So no copyright issues.
Also the room reconstructed empty, the tools we will use and the final ghost dogs playing poker
We will tackle this in two steps.
First we will reconstruct the room as if there were no dogs, everything currently behind a
dog we have to create by finding something similar in the picture, and cloning it into the
area currently holding dog image.
We then use a layer on the top of the layer palette that is the original, and select out
the dogs and their equipment turn it blue lower the opacity and paste it onto the empty
room as see through ghosts.
very cool no?
You can do this with any image, ghost people, ghost plants, ghost cars on a
street...whatever you want. Create an empty scene, select the ghost subject and blue and
low opacity Instant ghost.
So start reconstructing everything you can't see:
Step 1: Start At the front. Velvet Chair seats.
The velvet chair seats are tough so do them first. We have only a little bit visible in
the front chair brown dog
That little triangle will be our source from the 4 visible chairs.
We start by using the polygon select tool to select the area outlining where the seats
would show if the dogs left. (basically 4 sort of trapezoid shapes.
Use the clone tool
press and hold ALT and click the middle of the red seat that is the source.
start painting tiny areas into the selected trapezoid shapes until you have red velvet
everywhere you need it.
Repeat cloning in little pieces carefully. Hiding the dogs.
When you are done.OPen the BURN TOOL
Set the burn tool to a small fuzzy brush like 17 or less by clicking on the brush size
arrow and sliding or selecting a preset
Make sure the red velvet layer is selected still
Use th burn tool to go over any areas that are in shadow to darken them
Burn along the very lip of the seat to show the 3D effect of the cushion
Go back to the main source and use the Clone stamp to fill in any wood that is missing on
the lower legs, and black out anything in shadow using the shadowed areas as sources.
open clone tool
ALT and click the source
paint as needed to fill in holes with wood and cover the dogs as much as possible in the
lower dark part under the table.