How to Make an Omnipresent Photograph




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Introduction: How to Make an Omnipresent Photograph

Step 1: Steps 1 & 2

- Digital Camara
- Tripod (optional)
- Computer (with Photoshop)

1. Pick a location to carry out your scene.

2. Place your tripod on a safe and secure location, where you are sure it will not move.
- (if not using a tripod place camara on a flat area, and try not to move it between pictures taken.)

Step 2: Step 3

3. Put the camara in timer mode or have another person take the pictures for you. 
- Place yourself and/or other people in different locations for each picture taken.

Step 3: Step 4

4. Download the pictures to the computer.

Step 4: Step 5

5. Chose the best shots that would work together.
- THink about location, overlapping, among other things.

Step 5: Step 6 & 7

6. Open each picture in Photoshop, all in different Tabs.

7. Take one of the pictures as your base (meaning that you will use it as your back layer).

Step 6: Step 8

8. Go to another Tab, with a different picture, and with the "Lasso Tool (L)" (in the tool box) select the area around the person.
- (include shadows created by the person)

Step 7: Step 9

9. Copy the selected area and paste it on the base picture.
- the picture will be pasted on a separate layer, move the area to the corresponding location, so that the surroundings fit appropriately.

Step 8: Step 10

10. Do the same for all the pictures you want to include on the base picture.
- Try to avoid overlapping pictures.

Step 9: Step 11

11. Save the Base Picture with all the additional layers as a .JPG file.
- Place it as your Facebook profile, background, or screensaver, or whatever you want to do with it.



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    Most people describe this as "how to clone yourself". Omnipresent means present everywhere at the same time, so is not that appropriate.
    Still you did a good job on the image, it's a bit glitchy around the middle but you need it at original resolution to notice.


    Uhhhh, while I appreciate the use of high technology to create this Instructable, it is impossible to read without enlarging every picture. That's too much work.

    Great concept, but hard to read the text