Levitation photography

Hello everyone! Here is my tutorial on a fairly quick and simple way to make it look like you are levitating in your photos! Enjoy!

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This was sooo much fun to watch. I've been a professional <a href="http://www.benreederphotography.com" rel="nofollow">wedding photographer in Lancaster PA</a> for many year and my ideas sometimes get stagnant. I'm now so pumped up to try this stuff. Great video too....Cheers
That's great Ben! I'm glad that I could help! I'd love to see your results!
Great!!!. <br>Thanks for share!.
In GIMP you use the Layer Mask <br>See my Instructable here http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Levitation-Photo-Using-GIMP-a-Fr/ <br>This instructable is better called a first draft, but I'm learning as I do it. I hope to improve it later.
So cool. I feel like doing something like this would be the perfect addition to <a href="http://csvs.com" rel="nofollow">commercial video system charlotte</a>.
what is the downloadable program called
It is called gimp. The procedure is slightly different in gimp but it will totally do it
GREAT TUTORIAL!!!!! Do you know AE?
Thank you! I don't believe I know AE.
great and easy to understand instructables, my kids are really biz with their imaginations now,
Thank you very much! Id love to see what you guys could come up with! :)
Dustin: <br>Have you had any luck finding out how to do the same with Paint Shop Pro Photo X2? I've looking around with out any success so far.
I found this.. let me know if it helps<br><br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrvV62GH0n0
Would like to learn how to do this. I don't have Photoshop but do have GIMP. I tried the procedure in GIMP without success. Maybe the procedure is a little different between Photoshop and GIMP. If you know how to do the procedure in GIMP, please post.
Here is the GIMP procedures! I found this video on youtube <br> <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJNyeWiPe2g
Here is the GIMP procedures! I found this video on youtube <br> <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJNyeWiPe2g
Here is the GIMP procedures! I found this video on youtube <br> <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJNyeWiPe2g
I will look that up and get back to you.
Thanks for the help. I'm looking forward to having some fun with my grand-kids and this technique.
Awesome! I'd love to see what you get! I'm sure the kids will love it!
Thanks for show me how to do that.............. <br>
My pleasure! Be sure to share your results with me!
great love the pic, but one question, i want to know how did you add the effects of the picture, the toning and contrast ?
Great question! After I do the edit I throw it over to Lightroom for all of the contrast and color effects
Hey Dustin, I think I'll plan to do that to entertain a classroom of 3rd graders when June rolls around and the school work is essentially over. I like Igparkes suggestion of a broom race. That should be fun!This would be a fun project. And I am familiar with Photoshop and have not tried erasing via layers on GIMP.
I bet the kids would love that! The beauty of it is you could use the same background layer over and over ! Have fun with that! :) I'd live to see your results!
I'll be sure to post it for all to enjoy! Thanks for the .
All great comments....most people that shoot subjects with a 'green screen' type process, actually use white. They contend that the white doesn't add a weird color cast to the subject. <br>I agree with the other comment, shooting like this Instructable makes your lighting perfect and more natural.
I haven't tried that yet. Woul that do something strange to the colors of the eyes or are you just cutting the whole person out?
Well it gets technical and you would need to test it out. If you use a green screen, you should light the screen with one light. And then you should light the subject with a different light. They call it a kicker to separate the subject from the background<br><br>If you watch the news or any show that uses a green screen for the background they always have the kicker.<br><br>It seems photogs have adapted this same concept, just with a white wall, sheet or whatever. <br><br>Then the lighting isn't as critical to eliminate color cast. With green, if you don't light it properly, you can't just select it in photoshop with selective color. Especially around hair. <br><br>Check out Joel Grimes, he's a master about composites<br><br>Nice Instructable
Awesome! I will check that out! Thank you! :)
Dustin: <br>Great instructable. Would love to duplicate this. I don't have Photoshop, but do have Corel Paint Shop Photo X2. Can you explain the steps you used in hiding/removing part of the second photo using Paint Shop Pro? I don't seem to be able to figure out that step with Paint Shop Pro. <br>Thanks
Thank you for your message! I will look into that and get back to you ASAP! :)
As the author states, this is a nice, easy way to achieve the effect. The suggestion of using a &quot;Green Screen&quot; with transparency to drop in any background may be another alternative, but the casual user may not have access to a green background. Also, when two pictures are going be combined to make a composite, you need to worry about the lighting source for both pictures. Shadows coming from different directions could spoil the effect. This technique provides consistent lighting a shadowing between the two pictures. <br>Kudos!
Thank you bill! That is a great comparison between green screen and composite! :)
If you can't afford Photoshop you could try Serif Photoplus. I've been using it for years and it does just about everything you need and is pretty easy to learn. I enjoyed watching the video and learning something new.
Thank you very much! I will check into that website! I'm glad you enjoyed the video!
Great instructable, Dustin! I don't think my two cat's are going to appreciate it quite as much as I did though... ;o)
Hahaha! Probably not but I'd love to see the results! Hopefully you get the shots without being attacked!
Great instructable project! I don't have Photoshop but do have GIMP. Could you show how to do this using GIMP. Thanks
I had the same problem that you have. Try this link, it might be helpful. <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJNyeWiPe2g <br>It is a tutorial on how to do levitation photography using GIMP.
Thank you for watching! I will look into the steps for doing this with gimp
guys, if you don't have photoshop and having difficulty with gimp, try using online editor. I tried pixlr.com/editor. you can work with layers and some tools like photoshop. its also light to process as it uses browser only. and by the way its free.
Very Nice
very nice....
Great work man, nice &amp; simple explenation !
Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed it!!
Excellent 'ible! This is really great - thanks for giving all of us the secret to having much fun and games. Great job!
Thank you very much Keith! I am glad you enjoyed it! I'd love to see your results!

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