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does this kind of software exist? please help.

Posted: Fri, 24th Oct 2008, 4:59am

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spydurhank

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hey what's going on guys and thanks in advance. to start I tried to google for morphing software cause i thought it might help but I'm kinda clueless cause most of what I found was face morphing software, which is still pretty cool but what I was really looking for is something that can maybe and hopefully merge or put two or more pics together. such as, say you have a background or scenery that you want to take a picture of to use as a background scene but you can't catch it in one shot so you have to take several shots. I saw this done in a link from another topic on this sight where these guys took several pics and put them together to form a panoramic shot placed over green screen footage, not sure how they did it but it looked great. i was just wondering if such a thing existed. i thought that I could do it in vision lab by key framing the shots together with a little masking and feathering around the edges. I'm fixin to try that but i thought i would ask for some help. trying to save time is the main thing. thanks again. sorry it's for stuff like it's beach scene but not everyone can be there so it would have to be a still shot. hope that makes sense.
Posted: Fri, 24th Oct 2008, 5:33am

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Axeman

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It sounds from your description that rather than morphing software, what you want is a photo editor such as Photoshop or GIMP. Which you can then use to combine multiple images into a single background, and tweak the various elements to match the tone of the shot you are trying to achieve.
Posted: Fri, 24th Oct 2008, 6:06am

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spydurhank

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thanks, i have both programs but never really used them a whole lot. just for simple stuff. just gotta figure out how to do that with several pics but thanks just the same.
Posted: Fri, 24th Oct 2008, 3:10pm

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Axeman

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You may want to have a look at the matte painting tutorials on this site:

http://www.seb4d.com/

They can help familiarize you with the basic techniques and possibilities.
Posted: Fri, 24th Oct 2008, 4:32pm

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FXhomer46784

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I actually did this with ELab for a photo a few months ago. It worked okay for my purposes that time. Really, VLab would have been better, and GIMP (free) is certainly much better than either one.

I've since learned GIMP decently well. It was definitely worth the time and effort. Just do a google search for GIMP tutorials. There are plenty.
Posted: Fri, 24th Oct 2008, 5:16pm

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spydurhank

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thanks guys. cool tuts on that sight axeman thanks. I looked at the help section in photoshop but it made my brain hurt a little, i must be tired. think I'm gonna take a page from fxhomer 46784's book and check out the gimp tutorials since it's a little friendlier to my neurons. the sad thing is I asked my twin brother if he could help out cause he uses Corel painter 10. which is an awesome program but even he wasn't sure what I wanted which makes sense cause not to long ago i asked him to make a detailed city scape type painting for me and he gave up after about a half hour. he got stuck in the sketching process. he's more into character and figure poses then scenery or backgrounds. so anyway thanks guys and I'm gonna go try that stuff but first i really need to sleep before i go into a coma or become insane. see ya.
Posted: Fri, 24th Oct 2008, 7:02pm

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FXhomer46784

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spydurhank wrote:

i really need to sleep before i go into a coma or become insane.
Always good advice.