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One if by Land and Two if by Sea, OMG! Now What?
One if by Land and Two if by Sea, OMG! Now What?

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Challenge: In The Style Of: Art Roflmao (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Boston, Mostly lol =)
Date: Feb 26, 2012
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2012

Thank you to [user]SFAlice[/user] for letting me borrow her Rubber Ducky Image, and to [user]Ace_Flyman[/user] & [user]GeneralE[/user] for letting me borrow the images I used to create the Flames.

The origional Photo is Boston Skyline at night. Then Added the Cat in the background from another image then got Godzilla from ART's Portfolio (Thanks ART) and last added the Rubber Ducky and Flames. It was a fun editing session. Hope you enjoy!

Place: 55 out of 67
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Avg (commenters): 7.0000
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Avg (non-participants): 5.3176
Views since voting: 569
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 130
Comments: 6
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03/09/2012 09:52:40 AM
I think your idea is hilarious and source images are great. My only suggestions (and this is in response to your forum post) is to work on the blending and shadows a bit to make the objects appear more as if they belong in the scene.

If you are using photoshop, you can create a curves layer adjustment and clip it to the object's layer, that way any adjustments you make to the curves layer only affect the object. Then (for these objects), I would probably darken the layers, then switch to the "blue" channel adjustment and add some blue. You may switch to the "red" channel and add some red also. You can control the brightness of individual channels, and I might suggest playing with those settings until you think it looks good.

Finally, you have to add shadows. Where the objects interact with the scene, there needs to be darker spots where the light acts differently. Objects in real life may have very subtle shadows, but they are there. There are various ways to make these shadows. You can use layer effects such as drop/inner shadow and inner/outer glow, or you can use another empty clipping layer and paint in shadows using a brush. I would suggest making the shadow color an actual color from the background and using a multiply or linear burn blend mode.

Hope this helps!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2012 11:51:53 AM
A duck boat -- awesome!
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03/02/2012 06:00:50 PM
HAHA. Great shot. Love the edit!
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03/02/2012 12:10:39 PM
Interesting to see ducky have a strong showing in this challenge.
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03/02/2012 02:25:17 AM
I will say that your radioactive-fire-breath skills are very impressive. :)
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03/02/2012 12:02:19 AM
Ha! Hilarious! Well done!

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