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    Default Trying to create a fake studio backdrop in CS3 - Help needed

    Hi all,

    I've been inspired by this image. Please not its mildly NSFW so why I have only hot linked it

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~hlouey/sitta_armar_700.jpg

    From a photography standpoint I have hundreds of images I can use for this shot. (I shoot models on a regular basis). What I have is zero talent in is how to create a background similar in style to linked image

    I could get away with a plain background color, but really love the stripes and wrapped 3D effect in the hosted image

    Thanks in Advance

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    I have not tried to create something exactly like that, though distort and transform might do the trick (will take some fiddling with settings). I would create one stripe and apply the effect to repeat the pattern

    How to use Step & Repeat in Illustrator to save time | Wonder How To

    Envelope distort might work for the bend and create perspective?

    Envelope Distortion in Adobe Illustrator

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    Thanks,

    But unfortunately I do not have illustrator just photoshop

    The hunt continues

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    You can try using the Edit > Transform > Warp transformation in Photoshop. Might take a bit of effort, but it's your best bet.

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    i reckon you'd be better off getting someone to do it in 3D, it'd be very easy for them and the lighting and perspective would be correct, especially if you match up the lights
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    buy some stripped wrapping paper, set up your lighting and take the shot (use an aperture of f8 or smaller so it's all sharp) then comp it in.

    If you have a shot already on a white background then you should be able to blend it in easily
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    Not too difficult with Photoshop's transform>warp tool.

    Here's a step-by-step that I threw together that should take less than 5 mins:

    1. Draw stripes. Anyway you want. At around double the resolution you actually need.


    2. Edit>Transform>Warp. Bottom corners out to the sides, side handles straight down. Tweak.


    3. Gradient. Either as a new layer blended over the top, or via layer styles.


    4. Colour. Either as a new layer, layer style, or using hue/saturation adjustment.


    5. Additional lighting. Just a new layer with a radial gradient. Blending mode set to "screen".

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    Nice work geektechnu! Looks nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    Nice work geektechnu! Looks nice.
    Also my congrats geektechny.
    It is great to see such a simple tutorial that gets a great effect. I hope we see more of these around here!
    The iDevice Classroom. Watch this space.

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    Thanks, geektechnu!

    I actually learnt something that is extremely useful to a project I'm doing now. Thanks!

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    If it wasn't for xmas shopping I'd be trying this now!!

    Whats for the tutorial geektechnu. I'l sure go to go try it out later tonight!

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    That is great, i'm going to give it a go soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gaffer guy View Post
    I hope we see more of these around here!
    Got anything you're trying to do in Photoshop? I think tutorials like this are best as answers in responses to questions.

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