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How to improve this picture?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by WickedPissah, Mar 4, 2008.


  1. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah

    Jan 22, 2008
    Boston
    Hey everyone, I recently took a picture of some mountains in Arizona and GIMP'ed in a picture of Shaquille O'Neal so that it looks like he is coming up over the mountains like Godzilla or something. As of right now, it looks half decent but has some flaws. I would also like to have some kind of funny caption. I was hoping that some of you might give me some pointers on how to improve it and maybe suggest some captions. Even if one of you is bored and wants to take it and see what you can do, you can.

    Thanks,

    WickedPissah

    2008_0222Arizona_random0104.
     
  2. Valerus

    Valerus

    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    KAZAAM!
     
  3. flakeh

    flakeh Banned

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    those arms look weird....
     
  4. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah

    Jan 22, 2008
    Boston
    i reallize that, how can i unweird them?
     
  5. flakeh

    flakeh Banned

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Damned if I know.
     
  6. My money is on "or something".

    That is the understatement of month.


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    Happy to help any way I can.
     
  7. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Is that San Bernardino?
     
  8. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Start over from scratch, that pic is done. As it is, there's much you can do to fix it.

    There's many ways you can get the effect you are looking for. Here's one.

    1. Use a pic of Shaq that has a plain background. Then use the magic wand to select the background, and then inverse the selction.
    2. Copy the selection onto the mountain pic as a new layer
    3. Make copies of the sections of the mountain that will be touching Shaq, and paste them back on as new layers.
    4. Take the new layers of the mountain that you created, and place them where they should be. Then erase the layers around where Shaq is until it looks natural.

    It's much easier to show someone how to do this than to tell them, but maybe this will make sense.
     
  9. another

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  10. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Use Mt. Fuji too.
     
  11. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    LMAO. Throw that in the Atoz thread. Just for historical purposes.
     
  12. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah

    Jan 22, 2008
    Boston
    No its the Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ area.
     
  13. Gee... I never saw that coming. :rolleyes:
     
  14. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    you guys suck
     
  15. RedCoatMonster

    RedCoatMonster

    Aug 14, 2007
    Thomas, OK
    Id say start over and brush up on some photoshop stuff.
    As for the caption, I like OctoberMooN's suggestion hahaha. Ive heard that too many times in RTS games lol.
     
  16. It looks like you just tried to "draw" the outline of Shaq with your mouse, which is why it looks bad. Learn to use GIMP's Magic Wand correctly. In short, Shift-mouseclick will add an area to your selection, and Ctrl-mouselick will subtract an area from your selection. You may need to adjust your Threshold value so it just selects what you want. Takes some getting used to, but it will look much better.
     
  17. Wish granted

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  18. RedemptionBass

    RedemptionBass

    Dec 12, 2007
    Crystal Lake, IL
    Head (and only) Honcho at Redemption Bass
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    Happy to help any way I can.[/QUOTE]

    This just about killed me....literally. I'm chewing gum and I started laughing so hard I started choking on it.

    I'm ok now and still chewing.
     
  19. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah

    Jan 22, 2008
    Boston
    Scheisse, I look at mine one day later, and reallize how TERRIBLE a job I did. I guess that's why I asked for pointers, because I knew it was bad.
     

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