AKVIS Chameleon. Photo collage: Dove in the fire.

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

Dove in the fire


The example was made in the old version of the Chameleon plug-in.
Now the technique of using AKVIS Chameleon is different, but the result will be the same.

Consult the article "Blend mode" to get the same result with the new version. In the older versions (before v.5.0) this mode was called Snapshot and applied automatically right after you launch the plugin from the menu Filter.


This example has been created by Gun Legler.

To create the photo collage Gun used Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 and AKVIS Chameleon.
photo of fire photo of a dove Result
Original ImagesResult

Below there are two images: a photo of a fire and a photo of a dove.

To make a photo collage out of these two images you have to go through a few simple steps.

  • Step 1. First we should select the dove. For this purpose we activate the Magic wand, select the sky around the dove and invert the selection.
    selection of the dove
  • Step 2. Take a snapshot of the fire by calling the command AKVIS - Chameleon (Take Snapshot).
  • Step 3. Copy the selected dove and insert it into a new layer of the photo with the fire. Then, using the Magic wand select the background and inverse the selection. As a result, the dove will be selected.
    insert the dove into the photo with the fire
  • Step 4. Merge layers (Layer -> Merge -> Merge all) without removing the selection.
  • Step 5. Start AKVIS Chameleon (Use Snapshot).
    After Chameleon Plugin application
  • Step 6. You can increase the lightness of the dove, as after the plugin application it looks a bit dark. Increase the brightness to 20 and the contrast to 15 (Adjust -> Brightness and Contrast) without removing the selection
  • Step 7. If the borders of the dove seem jagged, you can handle them with the Soften Tool. You should thoroughly process the image with a small brush.
  • Step 8. When the dove is brightened and the borders are processed you can remove the selection.
    Photo collage: the dove in the fire
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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