Piece of tape

© Petra Roth

Piece of tape

Uploaded: May 17, 2006


Five different images merged into one in PS.


Debbie Del Tejo May 17, 2006

Great collage...his expressions are priceless! #447247

Donna W. Neal May 17, 2006

Excellent merge Petra. What a very cute little model #2775180

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 17, 2006

Cute collage. He's adorable. Love all of his expressions. #2775308

Susan Bailey May 17, 2006

This is absolutely adorable and so well done. I love the expressions and how you merged them.. perfect! #2775461

Mike F. Anderson level-classic May 17, 2006

Very well done Petra! Great series of images and excellent presentation. #2779015

Petra Roth May 23, 2006

Thanks so much for your comments everybody! #2804838

May 25, 2006

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, #2814978

Petra Roth May 28, 2006

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!

~ Petra

Samantha J. Stine May 28, 2006

lol I totally understand about the tape, I have 2 sets of twins and amazingly enough tape is thier favorite thing!! great photo!!! #2825800

Carolyn Foster Spano May 28, 2006

This is hysterical and wonderful all at the same time.

May 29, 2006


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

Thanks again,

Denise #2828587

Tressie Davis June 21, 2006

Absolutely love this - I'm going to have to try a collage someday too! Congrats on it being a finalist!! #2924651

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic June 21, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #2924811

Petra Roth June 21, 2006

Thanks Tressie and thanks Kay! I appreciate your comments! #2924896

Debbie Del Tejo June 21, 2006

Way to go Petra...big congratulations on this great collage. #2926725

Jessica Hughes June 21, 2006

LOL...this is too cute! Congratulations, Petra! :) #2927088

Mike F. Anderson level-classic June 21, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Petra! #2930026

Petra Roth June 22, 2006

Thanks Debbie, Jessica and Mike! #2934489

June 27, 2006

Very nice work! #2957554

Michael Mettey August 23, 2006

Hi Petra - Was checking up on old classmates galleries and came across this. Love it! Great job and congratulations on being a finalist. - Mike #3202522

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