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Piece of tape
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Piece of tape
Piece of tape
Five different images merged into one in PS.
© Petra Roth
Canon EOS 20D Digi...
 
 
 
Debbie Del Tejo
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    Great collage...his expressions are priceless!

5/17/2006 2:45:02 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Excellent merge Petra. What a very cute little model

5/17/2006 4:44:06 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Cute collage. He's adorable. Love all of his expressions.

5/17/2006 5:02:04 AM

 
Susan Bailey

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This is absolutely adorable and so well done. I love the expressions and how you merged them.. perfect!

5/17/2006 5:26:19 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Very well done Petra! Great series of images and excellent presentation.

5/17/2006 11:20:48 PM

 
Petra Roth
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Thanks so much for your comments everybody!

5/23/2006 10:24:04 AM

 
Denise McCarthy
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This is great! I would love to try it. Could you please share your method? What was your set up (background and lighting)? How did you put the collage together?

Thanks,

5/25/2006 12:31:20 PM

 
Petra Roth
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Hi Denise,

Thanks for commenting!

My set up was the following:

• White seamless paper as background.
• I had two strobes with medium size umbrellas lighting the backdrop - I could not get the light even with just one light.
• Main light (also a strobe) with a brolly box (a poor man’s soft box) on subject.
•Lighting ratio was 1:2. My subject was metering about f5.6, and the drop at about f8.

For the collage I did the following:

• Opened up a new file with white background in Photoshop 7.0
• Dropped each image (already converted to sepia tone) onto that new file
• Tried to get my subject in each file at approximately the same size
• Used the eraser tool to erase the background on each image as necessary to get the images leveled right next to each other.

I hope this is specific enough. Please don’t hesitate to ask for clarifications!

Thanks,
~ Petra

5/28/2006 8:36:07 AM

 
Samantha J. Stine
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lol I totally understand about the tape, I have 2 sets of twins and amazingly enough tape is thier favorite thing!! great photo!!!

5/28/2006 5:32:25 PM

 
Carolyn Foster Spano
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This is hysterical and wonderful all at the same time.

5/28/2006 5:37:46 PM

 
Denise McCarthy
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Petra,

Thanks for the advice. I am definitely going to try a collage with my son.

Thanks again,

Denise

5/29/2006 12:30:45 PM

 
Tressie Davis
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Absolutely love this - I'm going to have to try a collage someday too! Congrats on it being a finalist!!

6/21/2006 4:11:50 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

6/21/2006 4:28:57 AM

 
Petra Roth
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Thanks Tressie and thanks Kay! I appreciate your comments!

6/21/2006 4:38:33 AM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
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Way to go Petra...big congratulations on this great collage.

6/21/2006 7:49:15 AM

 
Jessica Hughes
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LOL...this is too cute! Congratulations, Petra! :)

6/21/2006 8:47:13 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Congratulations on your finalist, Petra!

6/21/2006 4:49:37 PM

 
Petra Roth
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Thanks Debbie, Jessica and Mike!

6/22/2006 9:47:58 AM

 
Denise McCarthy
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Very nice work!

6/27/2006 11:00:40 AM

 
Michael Mettey
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Hi Petra - Was checking up on old classmates galleries and came across this. Love it! Great job and congratulations on being a finalist. - Mike

8/23/2006 4:18:48 AM

 
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