To Sail Beyond The Sunset: Photo Collage With Yachts In AKVIS Chameleon

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

To Sail Beyond The Sunset


AKVIS Chameleon allows creating photo collages quickly and with a realistic result.

In the following tutorial we will use the Chameleon mode of the program to transfer the yachts from one image to another. In this mode the program smoothes the object’s borders and adjusts its color range to the new background.

Sunset picture Photo with yachts Collage
Original Images Result

It will take you only several minutes:

  • Step 1. Open the photo with the yachts in your photo editor compatible with AKVIS Chameleon plugin. Select the object that you want to transfer to another image with any selection tool. The easiest way to select the yachts in Adobe Photoshop is to use Quick Mask mode.

      Hint: If you use the standalone version you can draw the contours with blue and red pencils.
      These tools are also available in the plugin, they let you edit the selection.

    Selection of yachts
  • Step 2. Call AKVIS -> Chameleon – Grab Fragment from the Filter menu of the photo editor to save the fragment into the clipboard.

    Adobe Photoshop: Filter –> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Grab Fragment; Corel Paint Shop Pro: Effects –> Plugins -> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Grab Fragment; Corel Photo-Paint: Effects –> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Grab Fragment.

    If everything is done correctly, you’ll see a message that the selected object has been saved into the clipboard.

  • Step 3. Now open the image with the sunset.
  • Step 4. Call the command AKVIS –> Сhameleon – Make Collage from the Filter menu.

    Adobe Photoshop: Filter –> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Make Collage; Corel Paint Shop Pro: Effects –> Plugins -> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Make Collage; Corel Photo-Paint: Effects –> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Make Collage.

    The AKVIS Chameleon’s window will open and show the sunset image as a background and the yachts pasted over it.

    Paste the yachts into the sunset picture
  • Step 5. Select the Chameleon mode in the drop-down menu in the Settings Panel.
    Chameleon mode in Settings Panel
  • Step 6. You can adjust the position of the pasted object using the Transform tool from the Toolbar.

    To move an object bring the cursor inside the object, the cursor will turn into a cross . Move the object keeping the left mouse button pressed.

    To change the size of the object change the parameters W (width) and H (height).

    In our case we have reduced the parameters W and H from 100% to 60%.

    Moved the yachts in the sunset photo
  • Step 7. Press to start the process of collage creation. The result will be shown in the After tab.
    After image processing with AKVIS Chameleon
  • Step 8. Press to apply the result and close the plugin’s window.
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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