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DakotaSmith August 15 2010 07:18 AM

Fairly Simple Photomanipulation
 
I'm not an artist to speak of, and I can't do CGI or decent original work. Consequently, about 99% of the time, I lurk. Every once in a while, I pop out in this forum for something minor.

This is one of those something minors. Here's what I did:

I found this photo on DeviantArt:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ILDNn74kSSk/TF...Chonastock.jpg

I mashed it together with this:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ILDNn74kSSk/TF...rek_Mp_org.jpg

When I was finished, I had this:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ILDNn74kSSk/TG...0Photoshop.jpg

As I say, nothing to jump up and down about. I figure this will put me back to lurking for another six months or so ... :lol:

Dakota Smith

Arpy August 15 2010 07:59 AM

Re: Fairly Simple Photomanipulation
 
Clicked and saved - very cool!

Am I the only one who finds that an eerie scene? Maybe it's the unknown crew or the light...or the red uniforms - my god get those people out of there!

BolianAuthor August 15 2010 09:23 AM

Re: Fairly Simple Photomanipulation
 
^

Ditto. Very nice work you did there. :)

DakotaSmith August 15 2010 09:31 AM

Re: Fairly Simple Photomanipulation
 
It occurred to me that the city looks deserted. I've attempted to correct this with a Bullet Train:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ILDNn74kSSk/TG...0Photoshop.jpg

BolianAuthor August 15 2010 09:34 AM

Re: Fairly Simple Photomanipulation
 
Awesomeness... you ought to slap a shuttle in the air, too. :)

DakotaSmith August 15 2010 09:34 AM

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Arpy wrote: (Post 4318003)
Clicked and saved - very cool!

Am I the only one who finds that an eerie scene? Maybe it's the unknown crew or the light...or the red uniforms - my god get those people out of there!

There's a bunch of pics of those two women. Unfortunately, this is the only one that really lent itself to photomanipulation.

It's entirely coincidental, but as it happens the Trek Remastered Scalos cityscape has the exact same "ground" color as the one the women in the pic are standing on. Sort of makes the coloring seem appropriate, I think. Though again, it was all just pure luck ...

DakotaSmith August 15 2010 09:35 AM

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BolianAdmiral wrote: (Post 4318109)
Awesomeness... you ought to slap a shuttle in the air, too. :)

Hm ... interesting idea, actually. The danger is the picture getting too "busy", but it would be nice to throw a Class F shuttlecraft in there.

DakotaSmith August 15 2010 10:12 AM

Re: Fairly Simple Photomanipulation
 
Third version: added the Galileo, just for kicks.

Now, I glommed the shuttle from a picture fairly recently posted here. I've flipped it, scaled it, and I'm curious if even the artist can now recognize his own shuttlecraft ... ;)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ILDNn74kSSk/TG...%20Shuttle.jpg

DakotaSmith August 15 2010 10:25 AM

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Arpy wrote: (Post 4318003)
Am I the only one who finds that an eerie scene? Maybe it's the unknown crew or the light...or the red uniforms - my god get those people out of there!

Actually, in the photoshoot, the Andorian bought it as redshirts inevitably do:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ILDNn74kSSk/TF...an%20Chick.jpg

Ar-Pharazon August 15 2010 02:56 PM

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^That is a shame!

I wonder if you could make the dome a little closer in color to the other buildings. That's the only thing bugging me.

kkozoriz1 August 15 2010 04:39 PM

Re: Fairly Simple Photomanipulation
 
Very cool although I like the abandoned city look. Adds a bit of mystery to the picture.

sojourner August 15 2010 06:31 PM

Re: Fairly Simple Photomanipulation
 
Nice pic. One caveat, you should be crediting the original artists that you are getting your source material from. After all, they did all the hard work.

TIN_MAN August 15 2010 07:03 PM

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sojourner wrote: (Post 4318583)
Nice pic. One caveat, you should be crediting the original artists that you are getting your source material from. After all, they did all the hard work.

Well, he did credit DeviantArt. The other is from the remastered series, Max Gabl I believe? In all fairness, DakotaSmith probably figured everybody knew where it come from?

deg3D August 15 2010 07:23 PM

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It's nice, but nope, ethically (and legally I might add (been there, done that in regard to my art trying to be hijacked), as all art is automatically protected under an artist's intellectual property rights), even if credited, you cannot ever use another artist's work without their express permission to do so. If permission is granted, it is then up to said artist if they would like credit to be given to them or not.

Otherwise, it's pirating and plagiarizing of another artist's work. No wiggle room, mind you: Case closed.

deg

sojourner August 15 2010 07:26 PM

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TIN_MAN wrote: (Post 4318605)
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sojourner wrote: (Post 4318583)
Nice pic. One caveat, you should be crediting the original artists that you are getting your source material from. After all, they did all the hard work.

Well, he did credit DeviantArt. The other is from the remastered series, Max Gabl I believe? In all fairness, DakotaSmith probably figured everybody knew where it come from?

DeviantArt is a website, not a person.


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