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Photomanipulation Tutorial by lateralusSPIRAL Photomanipulation Tutorial by lateralusSPIRAL
Well, a lot of people have been asking me how I make my manipulations. Well, I created a basic run down of the techniques I use in basically all my manips. Remember, this is only the techniques. You have to come up with the creative image that you're wanting to create. You're welcome to create the same image I did (expecting you find all the stock I used) but I DO ask you NOT not submit it. I don't want millions of deviantions similar to mine (Yes I am uploading the final image). But I suggest you find your own pictures, and try out these techniques and see what you come up with. I spent a lot of time on this tutorial, probably around 2 hours total. So if you use this and like it, please fav it and comment me with what you've created with it so I can see :).
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I really hope this helps you out. But remember, the two biggest parts about creating manips is the amount you practice (yes, practice does make better) and your creative mind.
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Stocks used in tutorial: ~ godo-stock-INtheWall and sxc.hu
Direct links to stock: Model: [link] Birds: [link] Swan: [link] Background: [link]
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Final Product: [link]
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:icontori143:
Tori143 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Are you using Deviantart?
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XxRandomXIdiotxX Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just started my first manip, and I've got it on the background, but it never goes to where I want it too, could you explain how I move it?
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:iconunknownboundaries:
unknownboundaries Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010   Photographer
Very nice tutorial. I might use this in the future to try out photo manipulation :)
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:iconlateralusspiral:
lateralusSPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good!
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:icondeidarae:
DeidaraE Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
umm wut programs do u use for this?this is interesting
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:iconlateralusspiral:
lateralusSPIRAL Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Photoshop :)
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:icondeidarae:
DeidaraE Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow cool..i shall go get a fake copy..lol..jkjk..
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davy-filth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice.. can I translate for my italian forum?obviously I'm going to put the credits
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:iconcbitahok:
CBITAHOK Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
It is very easy if we have/doing black white photo :P
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TaiHsin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
w0w.. this is just awesome.... I learned a lot from this... I was wondering how ppl cropped pictures so precisely....

Awesome man... thanks so much.
:ninjafella:
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drift-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ok one problem though the last part of the tutorial if u found them anywhere else please email me :| peopel will think im' a ripper :|
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drift-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
can I please have permission to post this tutorial in sigresource.com? with a link back to your DA?
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:iconlateralusspiral:
lateralusSPIRAL Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah that's fine. Send me a link to it too if you would!! Thanks!
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Mava-Mava Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
This tutorial helped me a lot..:heart::glomp:
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:iconmysecretghost:
mysecretghost Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
what photo editor do you have?
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:iconmoe-kun:
Moe-kun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Photographer
thanks *-*
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:iconichanco:
ichancO Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
i think u should try using the pen tool whn cutting part of the image.. it's easier.. :D
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angelhomicide Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
im having trouble getting my main image onto the background (step 7) it just wont do it! please help?
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:iconjae0:
Jae0 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Oh gosh thats AMAZING. Thank you!
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:iconingz23:
ingz23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007   Photographer
COOL:D it is useful to me bcoz im juzt a beginner... thanx:love:
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WkedAthena Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Wow...fantastic tutorial. Straight forward. Thank you for sharing. :hug:
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Gie Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
very good tutorial. I might try it out =)
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pandora641 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
what photoshop program do you have...i have a realy crappy one and i would like to buy a new one...do have any suggestions onto where i can get a new and better one?
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:iconlateralusspiral:
lateralusSPIRAL Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I use CS2.
I bought a used copy on ebay.
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SoulofPandora Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
thank you! but i have a simple maybe stupid cuestion. How can i put the 2 images in 1? you say move the model ,but how can i? i want to put the wings to a fairy but i have the 2 images separate
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lateralusSPIRAL Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I would suggest moving the layer under the fairy that you're using. I mean, I'm not quite sure what you're talking about though without seeing it
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uut Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
fantastic :boogie:...thx for sharing tutorial...i like that :love:
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CrinaPrida Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional Photographer
extremely useful - for a newbie like myself - thanks!
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WitchesHallow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
thank you for the tuts. took both, on my personal computer. hope that's ok. luv your work!
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quapina Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
i luv it...finally something that i've been searching 4 ages... :hug:
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:iconneitherine:
neitherine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
very nice tutorial, ill definately be using this:#1:
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FiruL33T Featured By Owner May 12, 2006
Mmhhh... Nice one... but this one is more a photomontage, don't you think?
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Lainiexox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional
Thank you for the free stock link! I've been looking for one for quite a while (I'm very impatient, so that means about a week).. and this tutorial looks very helpful.. and yes, I did fave it. :+fav: Thanks for putting time into it for people who wanted to know.. and.. hopefully I'll be able to do something very nice with this tutorial. :D
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Yakuri Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
beautiful stuff and nice tutorial :)
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photoshoptutors Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
very nice work on the image
also, good work on the layout
of the tutorial.

some notes...
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i do not suggest deleting with erase
unless you know 100% that you will
not be using that part of the image.

usually i mark the area desired, increase
the selection area by some pixels, reverse
my selection and then i delete.

the rest of the hiding i do with a mask.
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it was unclear on how you've merged the birds in
did u actually erase the background on them
or did you use a quicker method?

i would have cut them out [hide] with the color selection
tool, choosing the darks as my guide.
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i find it cool that you didn't have to add shade for the girl
since you already had one in the original shot :D
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don't feel discouraged, keep making and submitting tutorials
it will help you and others learn.

cheers
jaako
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ph3mor4 Featured By Owner May 3, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
very good, nice and absolutely brilliant.. Full with important detail.
I Completely love your tutorial.. Surely it will improve my skill .. ( i hope so)
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mysilentsky Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
actually, you can also just create a quick mask(under the color display on the tools pallette), that might be easier...(for either method, if you want to "undo" a mistake, like if you highlight over the edges, just switch the color and you can erase it)
oh and also a neat trick if you didnt know already is the color selection tool. go to select, color range and you can select a certain color. maybe you know all this already but i can see how it might be a bit too much for a simple tutorial.
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mysilentsky Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
well done and beautiful outcome.
im confused about the birds. how did you remove the background they were flying in, was it the same way you removed the background from the first pic?
i used to use the lasso tool, but theres a perhaps easier/faster way, if you prefer it.
go to channels, click on the make a new layer/channel icon to make a new one. (its just going to be a plain black background) then click the "eye" symbol for channel that says "RGB" and youll see your piece in a translucent red.
use the white paint brush to paint over whatever you want to cut out.
on the layers pallette, click the first icon to the left that looks like a circle to select the layer.
then select all the channels by selecting the RGB one. now you can cut your selected piece out.
i find it easier to use the red to highlight the selection instead of white. if you want to switch the colors, just use the white paintbucket on the new layer if its black when you create it and then use the black brush to paint over the selection (but you will have to reverse the selection before you cut it out)
this might sound complicated but it might be worth it. actually im not even sure if its the "right" way, there might be an easier one, but thats how i sometimes do it.
thanks for the tutorial, just thought i could offer a tip.
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lateralusSPIRAL Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I used the selection tool. Thanks, but I made it not for myself, but for an easy way for beginners to use rather than messing with masking. But thanks anyway.
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:iconmysilentsky:
mysilentsky Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
i figured. but it was the comment abt it taking hours that threw me off and was like oh no, poor thing!
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:icontheeclecticmiss:
theeclecticmiss Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
that is a great help ..... anyway..very nice work too
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lost-luck Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
Very nice. I wish I had the time (and the processing power!) for this stuff, but alas.. there is no easy way to take a character from a background. :shrug:

A nice, concise (sp?) tut.
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005   Photographer
That's a great tutorial! Thanks for that :)
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:iconmyheartwentbang:
myheartwentBANG Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005   Photographer
great, great, GREAT! :hug:
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MagentaTheLion Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005   Interface Designer
lovely tutorial!
-Easy to follow
-Great choice of visuals
-Humble layout
-Simplistic design

:clap:
:D
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:iconlateralusspiral:
lateralusSPIRAL Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you found the tutorial helpful! Make sure to show me any pieces you make
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MagentaTheLion Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005   Interface Designer
:D
i will indeed!
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Bark Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional Writer
good tutorial! hope you don't mind if i advertise it in my journal.
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dragon513 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
awesome job
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E-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Educating the masses :clap: very good tut :)
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