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.
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.
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.
Step 5. Select the Chameleon mode in the drop-down menu in the 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%.
Step 7. Press to start the process of collage creation. The result will be shown in the After tab.
Step 8. Press to apply the result and close the plugin’s window.