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Re: [OM] How I did it: Editing the Elwoods neon sign photo

Subject: Re: [OM] How I did it: Editing the Elwoods neon sign photo
From: "Piers Hemy" <piers@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:18:46 +0100
Thanks for sharing this, Chris, appreciated (I confess, I had known about
the shift-drag facility, but I had forgotten about it - the shame!). Until
you posted this, I had not realised you had combined two exposures, which
should be taken as a compliment - disguising/concealing editing is not easy.

However, I think there is another way to achieve your result after combining
both images as layers. Simply set the Blend Mode set to "Lighten" and adjust
opacity to taste. I think about 75% matched what you have on the webpage.

Piers

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Subject: Re: [OM] How I did it: Editing the Elwoods neon sign photo

If the two images have the exact same pixel dimensions, as these did, then
dragging the layer while holding shift guarantees perfect alignment
instantly. Now, if the images are not identically sized (for example if you
just took part of another image to layer on the other), then this trick
won't work and you'll have to use the move tool. I always had a hell of a
time getting alignment perfect using the move tool, though.

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On 9/9/14 7:53 PM, "Chuck Norcutt" <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I would normally do this by using the move tool.  I didn't know about 
>grabbing and dragging the image thumbnail from the layers pallette or 
>the trick of holding down the shift key to force alignment.  I'll have 
>to give that a try.
>
>Chuck Norcutt
>
>
>On 9/9/2014 3:32 PM, Chris Crawford wrote:
>> For those interested in how I make my photographs, I've written a 
>>tutorial  using the Elwoods Appliance sign photo I posted earlier. 
>>This photo was a  challenging one because of the huge difference in 
>>brightness between the  very bright sign and the rest of the scene, 
>>which was dimly lit at night.
>> The tutorial I wrote shows how I overcame the technical difficulties 
>>to  produce a photograph that shows full detail in the sign and the 
>>building  exterior.
>>
>> http://crawfordphotoschool.com/digital/howitsdone/elwoods-neon.php
>>
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