Photo Hunting: Create a Photo Montage with AKVIS Chameleon
 

 
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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

Photo Hunting

 

This tutorial is created with AKVIS Chameleon plugin in Adobe Photoshop, but you can do the same in any other photo editor compatible with the Chameleon plugin or in the standalone version of Chameleon.
Background for the photo collage A photo hunter Photo collage: giraffe and a photo hunter

  • Step 1. Open the photo that contains a fragment for the new photo collage.
    Photo hunter
  • Step 2. Select the fragment you need. In our case it is the boy with a camera. The selection does not need to be precise, as the Chameleon plugin offers an advanced technique that allows cutting unneccessary parts almost automatically.
    Select the boy with a camera

    Select the command Filter –> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Grab Fragment from the main menu. You will see a message saying that the fragment has been saved.

  • Step 3. Open the background image.
    Background image
  • Step 4. Select the command Filter –> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Make Collage. AKVIS Chameleon plugin will open and you will see the background image and the fragment over it in the Before tab in the workspace.
    Workspace of  AKVIS Chameleon plugin

    By default the Montage mode is active. We continue working in this mode.

  • Step 5. Select the Transform tool in the Toolbar and adjust the position of the boy on the background.
    Move the fragment
  • Step 6. Now we should get rid of the irrelevant parts of the fragment, as only the figure of the boy should be kept.

    Select the Drop Area Tool and draw an outline around the boy. Then activate the Keep Area Tool and draw an outline within the boy's figure; in this way you define what areas of the fragment should be kept and appear on the final photo montage. You can use Eraser tool to erase outlines.

    Draw outlines
  • Step 7. Click on to start the process of photo montage creation. The result will be shown in the After tab.
    Photo montage
  • Step 8. Click on . AKVIS Chameleon plugin will close and you will see the photo montage in the workspace of your photo editor.
    Photo montage
  • Step 9. For the photo to look more realistic draw blades of grass over the boy's shoes: select the Brush tool in the Toolbar of your photo editor, adjust its size and color (you can use Color Picker to pick the color of the grass on the photo) and draw some strokes over the boy's shoes. Then pick another color and draw some strokes.

    If you use the standalone program AKVIS Chameleon, this can by made with the help of AKVIS MultiBrish (using the Clone Stamp Tool).

    Draw grass

    Here is the final result:

  • Photo montage: a boy and a giraffe

    The boy could hardly imagine, leaving his home that day, that he would find himself in the company of a giraffe in the middle of African prairie.

 

 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — How To Use The Program — How To Use The Program
   — 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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