Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by SkiMax, Mar 18, 2010.
first time really superimposing a photo on a background his bike photos inspired me...
oh yeah, and what should I do differently??
The bike is floating? Lol. Nice.
yeah how do I ground it better??? that was one of my problems
need moar shadows to make it look like its on the ground
maybe if I increase the size of the border?
does this look more grounded?
this is what I started out with too lol. it was a bitch and a half cutting this thing out!
You should try putting the bike near a wall dude. And using a kick stand or something to ground it otherwise floating bike is floating.
1. Flip the bike around. You want to see the drive side, not the non drive side.
2. Remove dork disk and saddle bag
3. Get clipless pedals
son of a... I never even thought about the other side
I really do need to get me some clipless pedals though
did you handpaint the shadows? try to get rid of them in front of the wheel and have it look more like the one in the original photograph. and also, the vignetting is giving me an uneasy feel.. like the it is too cramped..
Most ppl don't think about that if they're not experienced taking bike pictures. You'll get eaten alive in bike forums.
why not just take a photo of it on the road?
lulz. you beat me to it.
because it was late and I didnt want to take it out of the basement
That first shot I did not even notice at first glance it was superimposed. I was like "HOLY SHIT that's AWESOME!"
how did you make the shadow?
transform>perspective, get it how it looks right
levels up to make it all black
transparent gradient so it fades
turn opacity down on the layer
holy f*ck you clipped out the entire bike!!!?!?! lol good GOD!
Considering the background in the original, wow. Especially by the crank.
Next time, use a white wall. Easier to find the edges.
werd, I was looking for a blank wall in the space that would let me get far enough away to get the whole bike in the frame but then I just said fuck it and did it there lol
the vignette is very overpowering, and it looks funny that the soft pavement where the sharp picture of the bike meets doesn't match. But big kudos to the clipping job, i know that had to of taken at least 2hrs!!