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Aug 8, 2014, 12:20 (This post was last modified: Aug 8, 2014 12:24 by ianp5a.)
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The car was taken on an overcast dull day and had a messy background.
I Layer+Masked in 3 different pictures to complete the background.
The main one being a disused factory in the Czech Republic. Not sure if that was the best idea. And there is perhaps room to adjust the vertical perspective in the background. But I enjoyed doing it. The masking work prompted me to buy a Wacom Tablet. Which I now use. It makes it a bit better.

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Aug 8, 2014, 13:43
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Thanks Yes the Iron Strut was part of some factory structure. Could be removed I suppose.
Regarding the grass, yes I did not expect anyone to look too closely.

Regarding bandwidth. I will do what is recommended here of course. But! The photography forums I frequent don't seem to think its a problem. It is much nicer to see pictures directly. And I access them via mobile too, where pictures are automatically scaled. Is this still an issue?
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Aug 8, 2014, 16:57
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Nice work. Looks good, could pretty much pass as an original photo and not one that has had a background added. The only give away is the reflections in the car's paint work, I have done a few car manips myself and it's always hard to match up the reflections with the new background. Nothing too noticeable in this one, most of what's seen on the car body is out of shot so could easily be part of the overall scene, only the dark line across the front bumper makes me wonder where it came from.

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Aug 15, 2014, 10:35
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Yes the reflections are of people standing round looking at the car. There were more standing behind it, which is why I replaced the background. I'm tempted to return to it to fix them. But as a learning experience It has served it's purpose for me already.
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