A&P Whats the easiest way to do this in photoshop

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i've got an article coming up in next weeks paper on some of the parking signs on campus. i'm needing to take a wide angle photo of an intersection but then have a couple lines coming off the top of a street sign and a circle that is basically zoomed in to read what the street sign says. this will be going into the newspaper so its got to look professional
     
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    sample? i'm not quite sure what you're describing

    edit, now that i read it again i think i understand. you want a pic of a intersection, but i magnification of a sign within the intersection pic. right?
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

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    right. it'll be a picture of an intersection and something like this coming off the side of the sign =O but at an angle to the top and in the O it will be a close up of the sign to be able to see what it says b/c the wide angle picture will not be close enough to see it
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    take wide angle pic, take zoomed up pics and layer them on top

    either that or just crop your zoomed out one and layer the crops on.
     
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    This cannot be done. :wtc:
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

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    sure it can. i've seen it done in pictures before
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    I know what you are talking about, but don't know how professional it will look.
     
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  11. Pineapple Devil

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    exactly, matt

    i just need a couple lines coming off the sign to direct that thats what the sign says inside the circle. how did you do that?
     
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    Use the brush or pencil tool, select a color and size of brush. Click a start point then hold shift and click where you want the line to end. It will draw a perfect straight line.
     
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    Well... The way I did it was probably totally wrong but I'll try to explain.

    Copy your source image with windows. (make a new .jpg) photoshop won't open the same one twice.

    Resize the first image to whatever size you want.

    Open the second image. Use the eliptical marquee tool to select the full size part you want from the second image. copy it.

    Paste it on the first image, move it where you want. Then just like making gay ass borders use stroke to make the circle.

    The reason I used 2 images is that ps scales your selection when you resize the first image.

    I'm sure there are easier ways to do this, but that kinda worked.
     
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    Oh and use shift to make the circle round. :noes:
     
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  16. Pineapple Devil

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    here is my 2 minute first try

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    i'll use two pictures for the street sign b/c i need the sign to be crisp

    thanks for the info guys
     
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    Ive found it easiest to use different Marquee tools like circle etc, select what you want & use stroke from the edit menu to do the lines. I did something like this a while ago, im going to have a try now!
     
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    if you are using solid lines instead of fading lines, it can even be done in ms paint :dunno:
     
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    meh the line are kinda jaggy though

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    Heres my 10min quickie.
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    Crappy picture to start with, thanks google ;)
     
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    obviously you will need to be reducing the image's resolution considerably or take a closeup photo of the sign from a very similar angle to use for the tear out. I didnt have very high res to start with so I cant get any mroe magnification without making the image tiny.
     
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    Ghetto ;)
     

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