Create a Greeting Card from a Photo in AKVIS Chameleon

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

A greeting card


The author of the example is Ornelli. She used AKVIS Chameleon to create an unique greeting card with her photo for her relatives and friends.

She used AliveColors and AKVIS Chameleon plug-in. You can take the standalone version of Chameleon and make your own greeting card using it.

    Photo Collage - Greeting Card
    Photo Collage - Greeting Card

Below is the step-by-step instructions to create a photo collage.

  • Step 1. Open in AliveColors the following photos: a sea view that will serve as a background for the photo collage, a school of dolphins and a girl with a flower.
    A sea view
    A school of dolphins A girl with a flower
  • Step 2. Select the dolphins with the water around them using the Lasso tool.
    Select the dolphins

      Note: If you work in the standalone version of AKVIS Chameleon just use the pencil tools in the program to draw red and blue outlines. They are available in the plugin version too.

  • Step 3. Copy the selected part of the image by calling AKVIS -> Chameleon - Grab Fragment from the Effects menu.

    Activate the image of the sea view and call AKVIS -> Chameleon - Make Collage from the Effects menu. The AKVIS Chameleon plug-in window will appear.

    Paste the dolphins
  • Step 4. Select Chameleon mode from the drop down menu in Settings Panel.

    Reduce the size of the dolphins and position them in the sea view with the Transform tool from the Toolbar.

    Adjust the size and position of the dolphins
  • Step 5. Press the button to start the collage creation process. The result will appear in the After tab. Press the button to apply the collage to the image.
    Dolphins after the usage of the plug-in
  • Step 6. Activate the photo of the girl and select her with the tool Lasso.
    Select the girl
  • Step 7. Copy the selection by calling AKVIS -> Chameleon - Grab Fragment from the Effects menu.
  • Step 8. Activate the background image and call Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Make Collage. Select Chameleon mode from the drop-down menu of the Settings Panel.
  • Step 9. Find the right place for the girl with the Transform tool from the Toolbar.
    Paste the girl into the sea view
  • Step 10. 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.
    Photo collage - greeting card
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