Daily Archives: April 16, 2011

Selfie Saturday – Magic Fun

Oh. My. Goodness. Who knew that taking self portraits would be so much fun? After shooting the my first clone photo (which didn’t turn out super well given that it was pretty dark and therefore SUPER grainy), I decided to try again when it was brighter and got the above photo. It was so much fun that I had to try again!

Bean in the Kitchen

If you’d like to make a clone photo, Elena has posted some instructions on how to do it. My one suggestion is to use masks instead of erasing for when you made a mistake and can no longer undo it. You can do that by using quick select (or whatever selection method you choose) to select the subject, click refine edges to smooth it out, then create a layer mask by clicking the circle within a rectangle on the layers menu. You can edit what is shown by brushing black (to hide) or white (to show) on the mask. Much nicer than having to start over if you’ve made a mistake!

Now I really want to try some of the other magic tricks Elena talked about, but I think I should wait until it’s nicer outside as there are not many places in my house that are conducive to that kind of picture taking!

If you’d like to see more selfie magic tricks, please check out this week’s roundup!


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