Make Your Twin

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Introduction: Make Your Twin

Here's an interesting way to trick your friends. Will they believe you if you told them that you have a twin? Well if not...then show them some pictures of you and your twin...

I'll show you how to make this with Photoshop.

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Step 1: You'll Need...

 - a camera with self timer
 - tripod or if you don't have use anything else which can hold the camera stand still
 - photoshop
 - and...you haha :D

Step 2: Taking Pictures

Place the camera and set it to self timer. Take two pictures of yourself, but don't move the camera, just change your position and if you like you can change clothes.
Here are my pictures:

Step 3: Photoshop

1. Send the pictures to your PC.
2. Open them in Photoshop.
3. Select the second picture and place it over the first one. (Shortcuts: Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and on the first picture Ctrl+V)
4. Change the Opacity between 30 and 50% so you can see the two pictures.
5. Take the Eraser Tool, choose Soft brush (size your choice) and start to erase the silhouette on the picture which is above the background. Like you can see it become clearer.
6. Erase the parts which are going to be seen after the change of the opacity back to 100%. Be careful with the fingers. Erase them very carefully! The fingers are a little above the shoulder. Here's how to fix them...Copy the layer "with the fingers", select the finger and move them a little bit to the shoulder.
7. Zoom the picture and look carefully for unerased parts. Erase them there are some.

If there are shadows on the picture they must be seen too, so continue erasing... :)

When you like the picture change the opacity back to 100%. The picture looks more realistic now isn't it? If you haven't changed you clothes you can make some changes on the picture like I do. I changed some colors .



Step 4: Save

If you like your picture save it and show it to your friends. So what's their reaction?

2 People Made This Project!

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I have tried this over 200 times. It does not work. Waste of time.

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How do I photo shop a pic of my twin

this is a funny idea. :)

This is my virtual twin sister :) In the real life I don't have a twin sister...

An easier way to do the same thing is to use the layer masks. Also you want to make sure certain parts of the photos line up. That way you don't have to mask out the whole of one photo or the other. Also I'll often find a complex background to photograph "myselves" on. That way people are less likely to think that you photoshopped the photo.

You can see that I've done something similar to a photo of myself here: http://ladykatianathebrave.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=72#/d2s92gu

 No need to use a camera or use your whole body...  you can have all sorts of fun with a scanner and parts of your body:


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Cool Effect!! but gross at the same time

Imagine being backhanded with that.

Creepy, and a bit Mandelbrot.

WOW! New movie Invasion of..."The Frog People"!

Amusing...
Creepy but amusing!

I wonder wha it would be like to feel with so many fingers *hmm*

Wow--a human fractal! :-)