Shrink your friends
Shrink your friends in Photoshop to create really fun composites. Dan Mold reveals just how simple it is in this tutorial.
Turn people into Borrowers and create fun composites in this easy tutorial.
WANT TO FIND OUT HOW TO SHRINK your mates in Photoshop? Of course you do! Well, I’m going to show you how to do exactly that in just eight steps. First you’ll need an item that your ‘borrowers’ can interact with. We settled on a camera and decided that the PP team would be spring cleaning it. The camera was shot on a table next to a window with an aperture of f/5.6 for reasonable sharpness. The models needed to be shot from a similar angle as the camera, so a stepladder was used to gain some height. These were also shot at f/5.6, and using a variety of different poses with an array of cleaning props including cloths and mops.
There’s no limit to how creative you go with the miniaturisation illusion. The details are what bring it all together. Just keep adding to it and shoot for as long as you need to get it looking just right. When you’ve got your pics in the bag, it’s time to get editing.
Above The PP team was shot with props against a white wall for easier cut outs.
Left The camera was photographed in a home setting, close to a window for soft lighting. BEFORE IMAGES AFTER