Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Help find tutorial for this technique please!

Model

Mademoiselle Jessica

Posts: 170

Vista, California, US

Hi everyone! Does anyone know what this photo manipulation is called where you have a ghosting effect or duplicate of the image within the same image? Its hard to describe so here is an example:

http://s22.postimg.org/memd5iub1/enchantress_4.jpg

Perhaps someone has some direction they can give or a tutorial they can forward?

Thanks in advance!

May 18 13 01:45 am Link

Photographer

KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

Looks to me like a very simple layer duplicate, drag, set to grain merge at 15-25%, and selective erasure.

Your mileage may vary depending on the colors and composition of the original image...

http://konstantkarmaservices.com/photos/layer-test.jpg

May 18 13 07:50 am Link

Photographer

Carey Hess Photography

Posts: 464

San Diego, California, US

It's done in camera by an easy technique called dragging the shutter. Just Google some tutorials and with a little practice you can nail it.

May 18 13 09:01 am Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Carey Hess Photography wrote:
It's done in camera by an easy technique called dragging the shutter. Just Google some tutorials and with a little practice you can nail it.

Mhmmm, that example shown was not done by dragging the shutter, you can see that the background is an exact copy of the foreground image.

If they had dragged the shutter it wouldn't look like that.

You can get this kind of effect by dragging the shutter, but the example has defo been done in post.

May 18 13 09:06 am Link

Photographer

DalssPhotography

Posts: 66

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Its easy:

1) Duplicate base layer.

2) Use the Move Tool to move it to the side (just drag it).

3) Reduce opacity to taste.

4) Use a mask to remove what you don't want over the top layer.

Done.

Any trouble send me a message and I will send you an example.

May 18 13 09:08 am Link

Model

Mademoiselle Jessica

Posts: 170

Vista, California, US

Oh I didn't realize it would be that easy, sometimes the obvious is not so obvious! Thank you for your advice!

May 18 13 07:34 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12834

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I do rather like the color effect

OK end thread-jack

May 18 13 08:19 pm Link