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Old 01 Aug 2007, 23:41   #1 (permalink)
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Here's a picture I created in Photoshop, using the pictures below. What do you think?

Original photo of my sentinel.


Background image (found it on the net).


Edited Image.


Comments welcome!
I may end up adding more, or simply making new ones. Feel free to post any requests also, I need the practice.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 23:54   #2 (permalink)
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It looks good, but I would add a color filter to layer with the sentinel to match the lighting conditions. To stay blue at that time of day with that sun, it would pretty much have to be putting off blue light itself. I would also draw in the ground shadow coming towards the viewer rather than off to the side. As it is, it doesn't make sense given the position of the sun.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 00:02   #3 (permalink)
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Problem with this is that the light is all wrong.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 00:09   #4 (permalink)
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It looks good, but I would add a color filter to layer with the sentinel to match the lighting conditions. To stay blue at that time of day with that sun, it would pretty much have to be putting off blue light itself. I would also draw in the ground shadow coming towards the viewer rather than off to the side. As it is, it doesn't make sense given the position of the sun.
Yeah Tom Norman bought that up via PM, and I had thought about it. I was just unsure as to what tool/filter to use to rectify the problem. As to the shadows, yeah, I wasn't thinking very clearly - I positioned the shadows to the right of the model because the sun was to the left of it, I was thinking in two dimensions. :P Although you do realise that the shadow 'behind' the Sentinel is due to the smoke, right? If you look beneath the sentinel you can see the shadow where the autocannon protrudes.

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Problem with this is that the light is all wrong.
Yeah, thanks.

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Old 02 Aug 2007, 00:24   #5 (permalink)
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With the sun that low, I think the only shadow you would need is part of the legs, extending down out of the picture. The smoke would be way out of the frame, as would most of the sentinel. I would suggest setting up the sentinel at sunset whereever you are (if the sun is out there), and get a sense of how long that shadow should be.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 00:30   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I see your point...
...ah well, guess I'll have to find something else to fill the picture a bit.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 00:59   #7 (permalink)
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Problem with this is that the light is all wrong.
I don't know if you're trying to be funny but this is a pretty pointless post. You echo what Khanaris said, only in what seems to be a smartass tone and without any advice offered. If you were in fact trying to be helpful, offer advice. Telling someone what's wrong without advice or suggestions isn't productive.


As for the pic, it looks pretty good. I'm clueless when it comes to photoshop so I can't really give you any tips but it seems like Khanaris has got it covered.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 02:06   #8 (permalink)
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The problem with the model is that if the light would come from the sun, itīd hit the side of the sentinel which is turned away. It is what makes it look like a picture of a desert landscape with a clipped out sentinel glued on it
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thats actually pretty good!
Good Job !
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 06:29   #10 (permalink)
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It looks very nice. Never knew where to get photoshop, but I like the way others can use it to their advantage. This, for example, is nicer to look at then 'the model on a table', a background and a bit 'retouche' makes it more interesting to look at.

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