Take Flight

© Michael McCook

Take Flight

Don Leslie 3/26/2005 3:06:45 PM

Hey, man. That pic is so awesome. I wish I took it and I think it's cool how u did all those things in Photoshop! #229348

Siete Meeter 3/28/2005 1:10:30 AM

Michael, beautifully done!!! #1210753

Michael McCook 3/28/2005 6:57:38 AM

Thanks, Don and Siete. Don, I simply used the lasso tool in PS 7.0 to select as closely around the areas of the plane I wanted to keep. Then I cut it out and pasted it into the photo of the Andes. Then I used the eraser tool with a soft-edge brush to clean the edges up. Next, I messed with the color to make it look like the same time of day for both layers. Finally, I used a gausian blur tool behind the engine to simulate exhaust. #1211587

Nancy Donnell 4/11/2005 11:25:35 AM

Michael, you did a great job. #1245732

Michael McCook 4/11/2005 2:36:28 PM

Thanks Nancy. #1246096

Michelle R. Kovach 4/11/2005 6:18:20 PM

Congratulations on being featured in the digital darkroom newsletter! Great image!
Michelle #1246643

Michael McCook 4/12/2005 5:22:06 AM

Thank You Michelle. Congrats to you as well. #1247649

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This is a composite I made in Photoshop from 2 seperate images. I shot the airplane on the ground and cut it out-minus the landing gear. The second picture was shot earlier out the window of the same plane over the Andes Mountains. I added a blurr filter behind the engines to make it look like jet exhust.

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