It has been beautiful weather here in Regina, Saskatchewan the last couple of days and so the fall colors on the leaves are spectacular shades of yellow at the moment. I managed to grab a few shots of these yesterday with this project in mind.
Here are a few of the shots (feel free to use them in your own projects).
These are great shots to use because you can use the Select > Color Range function in Adobe Photoshop to quickly knock out the sky leaving you with the tree and leaves. This is perfect for the double exposure effect.
I then took a couple of selfies. I love the voice command function on my camera phone that allows me to say 'cheese' to take a picture. It means you can take a little more time to frame the shot.
Here are a couple of those....
I then picked one of these to mask out in Adobe Photoshop leaving me with a silhouette of my portrait in Adobe Photoshop. I used the quick selection tool to do this. With a combination of brush sizes I managed to get a pretty good selection.
Then it was time to add in the trees and turn on the clipping mask feature so that the silhouette of my figure cropped them.
I built this up and eventually added the original sky in from the background of one of my photos. With a little bit of a push of the hue and saturation using an adjustment layer I managed to get a pretty good result.
This is a fun class and employs a lot of the same techniques I use in the 'Banksy Yourself'class I created a little while ago but its always nice to try things out from a different angle.
I look forward to seeing what others come up with for this project.