Shrink your friends

Shrink your friends in Pho­to­shop to cre­ate re­ally fun com­pos­ites. Dan Mold re­veals just how sim­ple it is in this tu­to­rial.

Practical Photography (UK) - - Spring -

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

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