How to go on Vacation without going on Vacation using Photoshop

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If you want to go on vacation but you just don't have the money.... You can fake it, using Photoshop!   It will take some practice to get it perfect but you can show your friends and family as a joke or just see if you can make them believable.  The idea is to have fun, so think of where you want to go and we will get started.

** Some previous experience with Photoshop is helpful..

Tools Needed:
- Computer with Photoshop
- Camera
- Imagination

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Step 1: Find Photo's

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Do an internet search on people, places and/or landmarks that you want to visit. 

* You will adjust sizes later, but a 'medium' picture is a good size.

Step 2: Take Photo's

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Have a family or friend take photo's of you in positions associated with the people, places and/or landmarks you choose.

* Make sure it is against a solid color wall with as little "stuff" as possible.  This will be easier to eliminate later.
* Don't worry if they don't look scaled the same, we will adjust this later as well.

Step 3: Photoshop

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Open all the photo's of yourself in Photoshop.

* Make sure they are all opened in separate files.

Step 4: Editing Photo's

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We are going to delete all background so that all we have is you left over.

1.)  Add a new layer
2.) Create a duplicate layer of the picture you opened (Not the new layer)
3.) Hide the original layer by clicking the eye next to the layer

* Repeat #1-3 for all photo's you have
lemonie3 years ago
Wrong clothing for snow don't you think..?
You've worked with light and shadow there but I think upping the brightness (levels) from "indoor-flash" to "bright sunshine" would help blend the two a bit better.