So in a previous post for the photoclub submission in February, I did a simple photo-shopping technique to help create an image. This isn't probably the best-est way to do this, its just the way I do it. I am sure some photo-shop nerd could come along and do it a different way in half the time, since there is multiple ways of doing the same thing, as long as its a way your comfortable with then go for it.
Here is the finished shot just so you know which image I am talking about....
To start with this type of shot is much easier to do if you have four of the exact same images with the exact same exposure. I shot all manual on my extremely sturdy manfrotto 055Pro tripod, with my Nikon D200 and the Nikon AF-S 17-55 2.8 and my Nikon MC-20 remote cord. For this scene I didnt happen to Custom White Balance (CWB) since I was shooting in Raw and adjusting the files in Lightroom. This would mean that I would only have to adjust the first image for colour, contrast etc.. and apply those corrections to the other 3 images and viola, I have four images exactly the same but with the different subject matter!
Onto the fun part!!!
Ok...I opened all four images, the bottom image of the girls is the first one I shot. So the first task in hand is to remove the darn bus sign... There is a reason why I am removing the Bus Sign on the first image. As this is my background image all I will have to do is erase that area everytime I put one of the new layers on... You'll see.
Like I said there is probably a better way to do this and if there is I apologise. Thats my way and I am sticking to it