Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Attitude Adjustment

Don't even get me started.

I had visions of the perfect family photo for our Christmas cards this year.
Unfortunately I forgot to factor in that I don't have the perfect family.

I'll save the gory details of Family Picture Day for another post. I'm still trying to recover.
Today I'll show you my quick little Attitude Adjustment...the photoshop way!

Princess, who's usually my major camera hog, was giving major attitudes while trying to snap our family photo.  Here's the best one of the bunch...

As you can see, it's not quite 'Christmas Card' worthy!

Event though Elements has a photomerge feature in it, there weren't any good ones that merged easily so I had to rig it up on my own.

I liked this shot I got of her later when she finally decided to chill out...

So I selected my Quick Selection tool and just selected her head and upper part of her shirt.
Here's my screenshot showing the 'marching ants' around my selection...

Then I dragged my selection onto my family portrait and resized my floating head over the 'attitude' head.  Here's my creepy screenshot with 2 heads on my portrait!

I resized the good head over the bad head and it fit pretty well.  I cloned the bushes behind her to make everything blend in.

TaDa!!  My new Perfect Family!

If only it were that easy in real life!


Marcee said...

You are just beautiful!! I love your family photo. Wish you lived closer so you could show me the whole cloning, photomerge stuff. I have so much to learn and you do such an amazing job!

AmyBean said...

hahaha... that's awesome. I need to learn how to photomerge better, because I had the same problem with my Christmas pics. If one kid was looking at the camera and smiling, you can bet the other one was not. In fact, the other one was probably trying to get up and/or eat my props. Awesome.

C.C. said...

What a beautiful family you have! Very talented and creative you are. I enjoy visiting you so much, your photos are amazing!

Keri said...

Have so enjoyed my 2nd nite of blogstalking you. What a beautiful family you have and you're as such a pretty mom!
going to learn PS very soon thanks to your inspiration. 1st gotta get my camera tackled, though! :)

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