Fairy-tale Bird Created with AKVIS Chameleon
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

A Fairy-tale Bird In A Fantastic Forest

 

The fantastic forest on the left is just an intricate pattern drawn by heavy frost. The fairy-tale bird is for the time being no more than a little owl. But as soon as the little owl finds itself in the fantastic forest it turns into a fairy-tale bird.
Background Image (Forest) Foreground Image (Owl) Result (Photo Collage)
Source Images Result

  • Step 1. Open these photos in your photo editor (in our case it is Adobe Photoshop with AKVIS Chameleon plugin).

    You can use AKVIS Chameleon in its standalone edition if you wish. In this case, instead of steps 2-4, just use the pencil tools in the program to draw red and blue outlines. They are available in the plugin version too. With these tools you can draw the contours and edit them.

  • Step 2. Use any selection tool to select the owl. We select the owl using Quick Mask mode of Adobe Photoshop. Switch to the Quick Mask mode and paint the little owl using a hard-edged brush.

    Switch back to the Standard mode and invert the selection by calling the command Select - Inverse or by using the key combination Ctrl+Shift+I.

    Select the owl
  • Step 3. Copy the selected image by calling AKVIS -> Chameleon -> Grab Fragment from the Filter menu.
  • Step 4. Switch back to the fairy-tale forest, which will be the background for the little owl, and call AKVIS -> Chameleon -> Make Collage from the Filter menu.

    The AKVIS Chameleon plug-in window will open and the background and fragment (owl) will be visible in the Before tab.

  • Step 5. Switch to Blend mode from the drop-down menu in the Settings Panel.
    Insert the image of the owl in the fairy tale forest
  • Step 6. Change the size and position of the fragment by using the Transform tool .
  • Step 7. Press the button to create the collage. The result will appear in the After tab. Press the button to apply the collage to the image.

    Here we have a fairy-tale illustration.

    Fairy tale illustration
 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Preferences — Preferences
Montage Mode Montage Mode
   — Photo Hunting — Photo Hunting
   — Serenade for a Gull — Serenade for a Gull
   — Happy Easter! — Happy Easter!
   — Wonderland — Wonderland
   — Lionheart: Create a Fantasy Character — Lionheart: Create a Fantasy Character
   — Make a Collage from Multiple Images — Make a Collage from Multiple Images
Chameleon Mode Chameleon Mode
   — To Sail Beyond the Sunset — To Sail Beyond the Sunset
   — Changing Appearance — Changing Appearance
   — Try on a Tattoo — Try on a Tattoo
   — Monkey and a Mask — Monkey and a Mask
   — Coffee Postage Stamp — Coffee Postage Stamp
   — Lemonade Label — Lemonade Label
   — Chameleon in the Fire — Chameleon in the Fire
   — The Flying Dutch — The Flying Dutch
   — Elephant in the Savanna — Elephant in the Savanna
   — Archeological Reconstruction — Archeological Reconstruction
   — The Swan Lake — The Swan Lake
   — An Earth View — An Earth View
   — Collage with a Girl — Collage with a Girl
   — Help the Dove - Symbolic Collage — Help the Dove - Symbolic Collage
   — A Girl in the Sunset — A Girl in the Sunset
   — A Greeting Card — A Greeting Card
   — Moonlight Sonata — Moonlight Sonata
   — Enliven the Scenery — Enliven the Scenery
Blend Mode Blend Mode
   — Wood Painting — Wood Painting
   — Creating a Greeting Postcard — Creating a Greeting Postcard
   — Valentine Card — Valentine Card
   — Autumn Collage — Autumn Collage
   — Butterfly on the Wall — Butterfly on the Wall
   — Fantastic Collage — Fantastic Collage
   — Blazing Photo of a Girl — Blazing Photo of a Girl
   — A Wedding Photo Collage — A Wedding Photo Collage
   — Fairy Tale Illustration — Fairy Tale Illustration
   — Ripe Cherries — Ripe Cherries
   — Creative Design in Paint Shop Pro — Creative Design in Paint Shop Pro
   — Time Goes by Like Water — Time Goes by Like Water
   — Star Leopard: Create a Wallpaper — Star Leopard: Create a Wallpaper
   — Newfoundlands From The Sea — Newfoundlands From The Sea
   — Landing in the Forest — Landing in the Forest
Emersion Mode Emersion Mode
   — For Graffiti Fans — For Graffiti Fans
   — Bird in a Cage — Bird in a Cage

 

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