Newfoundlands From The Sea. Creating a Photo Collage

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

Newfoundlands From The Sea


The author of this tutorial is Brigitta Boonen (Germany).

AKVIS Chameleon can be used to place an object on a new background.

    The object, which will be inserted Background Photo Collage
    Original Images Result

Follow these steps:

  • Step 1. First, open the photo of the Newfoundlands in your graphics editor and select them with the Lasso tool.
    The object which will be inserted
    Photo of Dogs
  • Step 2. Choose AKVIS -> Chameleon – Grab Fragment from the Filter menu. Soon afterward you will see a message that the selected object has been copied to the clipboard.
  • Step 3. Open the image in your graphics editor which will serve as the background for the collage.

    Next choose Filter –> AKVIS -> Chameleon – Make Collage from the Filter menu.

    The workspace for AKVIS Chameleon will open, displaying the background with the selected fragment.

    AKVIS Chameleon Workspace

    Zoom out to the see the whole image. The size and position of the fragment can be changed with the Transform tool .

    Then choose Chameleon or Blend mode from the list in the Settings Panel. In these modes not only are the fragment’s edges smoothed, the fragment is also adjusted to the background, changing in color and transparency. This makes the collage appear more realistic.

    The Opacity option makes insertion of the fragment easier by controlling the amount of fragment "preview" transparency. It does not affect the final result. Use it when you need to position the fragment on the image at a high accuracy.

    Press , to see the processing result.
    Chameleon Mode Blend Mode
    Collage: Chameleon Mode Collage: Blend Mode

  • Step 4. If you are satisfied with the result, press , to accept it and close the plug-in window. Save the collage to a file.
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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