Create a Wedding Collage with AKVIS Chameleon
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

A Wedding Photo Collage

 

The author of the example is David Kelly.

When I first read AKVIS description of Chameleon, i.e. "Chameleon is an efficient tool for photo collage creation" my initial thought was that this Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop compatible plug-in would have limited practical use and didn't seem to fit into any "photo-fixer" category. However, there's more to digital image-editing than just repairing damaged photographs, and after establishing exactly what AKVIS were claiming for Chameleon and its various working modes I decided to find out if creating an eye-catching photo collage was really as easy as their website claimed.

We shall see. Let’s create a collage using a wedding photo and the image of two wedding rings. We would like to make the collage in which the wedding rings do not distract from the bride and groom, but instead emphasize the romance and beauty of that special moment.

Wedding PhotoWedding Photo

AKVIS Chameleon has four operating modes for making collages.

In this example the author used Blend mode.

The original photo used in the collage is shown below. We will use Paint Shop Pro 9 to make the collage.

Wedding Photograph

How The Photo Collage Was Created

  • Step 1. The original photograph was loaded into Paint Shop Pro 9.
  • Step 2. Create a new 92dpi, 360 x 290 pixel-sized image with a white background. Its size or colour isn’t critical. It just has to be large enough to take the new "his and her" gold wedding rings image.
  • Step 3. Add a new raster layer (blend mode normal) to the new image.
  • Step 4. Use PSP9’s Picture Tube tool to place a new image consisting of two previously created "his and her" gold wedding rings of the correct size on to the new raster layer. Note; as an alternative to a Picture Tube image a selected object from an existing image or photo could have been used and resized as required.
  • Step 5. Copy the wedding rings image to the clipboard, using the command Effects -> Plugins -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Grab Fragment.
  • Step 6. Return to the wedding photo.
  • Step 7. Call the AKVIS Chameleon plug-in by choosing Plug-ins -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Make Collage from the Effects menu.
  • Step 8. Use the Transform tool to move the rings to the bottom of the photograph.
    Place Rings
  • Step 9. Choose Blend mode from the list of modes.
  • Step 10. Start processing the collage by pressing .
  • Step 11. Press to apply the result and close the plug-in.

The collage is ready. As you can see the AKVIS Chameleon plug-in worked just as described. The rings are transparent, and through them shines the image of the newlyweds, while the inscription "I Love You" can still be read.

 

Wedding Photo Collage

 

 
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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