For 4.5 stars this week, I completed the Multiply Yourself Assignment.
Take two or more photographs of yourself in one location. You must not change the position of the camera and take care that the light does not change either. Use a photo editing software to arrange yourself two or more times on the same location. You may use masks and layers or simply the selection tool and the paste command. It may be helpful if you have already experience with photo editing.
I started learning Photoshop over the summer, so I already had a little background in the software. I used a tripod to keep the camera steady and in one place, then set the timer, so I would have enough time to get to each position.
Once I had all of my photos, I opened them in Photoshop as layers. I then created masks for each layer, in which I was the only thing that you could see. Creating the masks was the easy part, but then getting all of the shadows to line up was the hard part. There were some of the images that there was a shadow in it, so it was hard to try to get the shadow into the final photograph.
There were some errors that I found after I had completed the photo, but hey, it’s not like I’m submitting this to a World’s Best Photo Contest or anything — This was all about the learning experience!
If in reality there were this many copies of me, I wouldn’t know what to do! I’m an only child, so that would turn my world literally on end (or upside down)…