Tuesday, August 04, 2009

original shot vs posted shot...

MJ, here is the original shot I took of Thor.
Of course he was reacting to the braying of another donkey.

I used Photoshop Elements to 'pluck' his head out of the shot and then used a method called blending two images with layer mask found at this site:
Photo Blending at Photoshop Cafe

The result is the shot you see.
The backround was too distracting, but once you isolate the head, it goes from HO HUM to Wow.

So yeah, I used Photoshop and Elements to do this:I hope that helps with your question.

I'll probably submit it to Mules and More Magazine for a Magazine cover shot. I've had a few cover shots for them before.

Some shots that have been covers for M&M:and


fusion said...

Thanks for post. It’s really imformative stuff.
I really like to read.Hope to learn a lot and have a nice experience here! my best regards guys!
seo jaipur--seo jaipur

mj said...

These photos just warm my heart....They are all very nice. These shots would make even a non-mule/donkey person think twice. (although it's hard for me to get around the thought of a non-mule/donkey person).
Well, I now have 277 bales of hay sitting out in our pasture, and I'm putting off looking outside....now the real work begins...trying to get as much of it in the barn as we can.

Val said...

Well we gotta love our mules and donkeys.
We sort of march to a different drummer you know!

fusion~~thanks for the comment.

Kim said...

Val - I love your photos and would really like to publish a few in the Mules and Jacks Calendar. Please email me at morriskim@bellsouth.net