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Psychedelic/Manipulated Photography

Posted: Mon, 21st Jun 2010, 1:00am

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Serpent

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This is kind of a style I'm working on, I'm going to try a bunch of different things with it in the future. I'm using a version of it in Project Mute (adapted for grungy and video).

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6606/gaber.jpg


Feel free to post your own or others' "trippy" photography, or just manipulated images in general. Includes matte paintings and whatnot.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2010, 6:11pm

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Toruk Macto

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Nice man.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2010, 3:16pm

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FCRabbath

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wow that's really neat! good luck with that!
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2010, 4:23pm

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B3N

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Really like it! Looks very commercial, almost like you're promoting a man in glasses!
Good job!
How long did it take roughly?

I too have had a go at doing photo manipulations, this one I did was quite a accident if I'm honest.



It consists of a photo of the girl jumping above normal ground, photoshopped onto a close up off a burnt tree stump which turned out to look like a cliff.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2010, 5:50pm

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swintonmaximilian

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That really does look like a cliff. That's interesting serpent, photo manipulation has a lot of creative potential.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jul 2010, 1:13am

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Serpent

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Thanks for the comments guys!

B3N: The concept itself took months. I started the image in January. Then it was a picture of him as clouds, within clouds with epic light everywhere. But then I started to want to move more toward realism instead of symbolism. And started messing around with different types of cloud stock and effects in Photoshop and After Effects. Then I finally came up with the concept for this a few days before I posted it. The image itself probably took 4-6 hours maybe? I lose track of time when I'm doing stuff like this, with music going and whatnot. Time consuming things were color matching cloud stock, cutting things out, layering, etc. Every element in that image is a separate element. From the paper, to my friend, to the background, to the tree, and the palm bush on the right, and every cloud, plus the sky background.

Love your manip! Very awesome style. Mind breaking yours down?
Posted: Mon, 5th Jul 2010, 4:38pm

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B3N

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Wow, quite a lot then! Well it has come out very nicely so well done on all the color correction and stuff! I'd would love to see more of this stuff actually on here! It's very inspiring and clever.

As for mine, basically I took a CU of a charred tree truck against the sky, I kept that image as my background, then I took a few high shutter shots of the girl (my sister) jumping up and down. Got back home from the location and imported the background image on and edited it by sorting out the contrast and saturation.

Then I imported the shot of the girl jumping on top, over the actual image but I had to erase all of the existing background (which involved trees, grass and buildings, once it was only her I had to resize her to a scale I felt seemed realistic. The editing then was on getting the contrasting, brightness, saturation and color correction both simalar, then adding a slight guassian blur to match the shots quality because she was too sharp in the origional.

And thats that!