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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

Enliven the Scenery

 

The tutorial has been created by Philipp Schuster in AliveColors.

AKVIS Chameleon will help you to turn a boring picture into a lovely photo collage just by adding new objects from other photos. AKVIS Chameleon will perform the difficult job of adjusting the pasted objects to the new background and processing the borders of these objects.

    Boring photo: the sky over house Photo collage: clouds and a bird
  • Step 1. Open the images for the photo collage in your photo editor: a photo of the sky (it’ll be the background image), an image of a bird and white clouds in the blue sky.
    Hovering bird Clouds in the sky
  • Step 2. Start mounting the collage by adding the clouds to the photo. Use the Lasso tool to select the clouds. The selection does not need to be precise; it can include the sky around the clouds.
    Select the cloud with the Lasso tool
  • Step 3. Copy the selection by calling Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Grab Fragment. If successful you should see a message stating that the fragment was copied to the clipboard.

    Open the photo of the sky and call Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Make Collage. The AKVIS Chameleon plug-in window will open, with the photo of the sky and the copied fragment in the Before tab.

    Select Chameleon mode from the drop-down menu in the Settings Panel.

    Paste the clouds into the sky
  • Step 4. Adjust the size and position of the fragment (clouds) with the Transform tool from the Toolbar.
    Change the size and position of the clouds
  • Step 5. Press the button to start processing the collage. The result will appear in the After tab. To apply the collage to the photo, press the button .
    Clouds after AKVIS Chameleon
  • Step 6. Now comes the bird. First we select the bird with the Lasso tool, then copy the selection by calling Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Grab Fragment.

    Open the background image and call Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Make Collage.

    Select Chameleon mode from the drop-down menu in the Settings Panel.

    Change the size of the bird

    Move the bird with the Transform tool from the Toolbar so that it’s wing is over the cloud.

    Change the position of the bird
  • Step 7. Press the button to start processing the collage as before. The result will appear in the After tab. To apply the collage to the photo, press the button .
    Photo collage with a bird and clouds

 
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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