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Just a quick question about creating backgrounds/overlays

Posted: Tue, 10th Mar 2009, 7:28pm

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StuntMusic

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Given what I have read, I can do this to make my own custom backgrounds and overlays to be used in PhotoKey?

Are there any available products that FXhome has that are in addition to the PhotoKey program?
Posted: Tue, 10th Mar 2009, 8:25pm

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Axeman

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StuntMusic wrote:

Given what I have read, I can do this to make my own custom backgrounds and overlays to be used in PhotoKey?
You can do what to make your own backgrounds? You certainly can use or make your own backgrounds or overlays, but I'm not sure what your question is there.

They have lots of products in addition to Photokey, including software, plug-ins, tutorial videos, stock footage and more. Have a look at the Products section for more info on each of them.
Posted: Tue, 10th Mar 2009, 8:37pm

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StuntMusic

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I am thinking of making my own "magazine" overlays and backgrounds, that's all.

I've seen overlays can be created using alpha channels, so it should be pretty easy to do.

Thanks for the info.
Posted: Tue, 10th Mar 2009, 10:20pm

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Axeman

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Yeah, its not too difficult. What graphics editor are you using?
Posted: Wed, 11th Mar 2009, 8:36pm

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StuntMusic

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I have Photoshop. No worries. I downloaded the demo, shot some green screen stuff, managed to get it working in little time.

Now to just create the faux magazine covers.

I use CompositeLab Pro, so I'm familiar with the workflow the FXHome has.

Making magazine covers for sports athletes to be included in a year end DVD for the high school.

I did this a LONG time ago when I worked at Polaroid and they were selling digital studios for promo work. We would go to an event, set up the system (complete touch screen, digital Nikon camera and two 8x10 dye sub printers) and we'd shoot for hours and print photo packages, with magazine covers and frames and text on photos, etc etc etc.

I did all the design work for the covers we used so it should be pretty simple.