it's all in the editing

For those that have asked about some of my 'larger than life' photos, rest assured that it's not because my camera is super-expensive or has special powers :) It's all in the post-editing.

I took these 11 photos of a huge tree beside a building (yes, I repeated one to fill in the small squares of the mosaic) and used autostitch to combine them into one beautiful scene. Click here for the autostitch download.and/or more information. 

Of course, the finished scene is not perfect, so I cropped the shot to include what I want to have in the final photo.

Then I used the clone brush in photoscape to fill in the edges. Click here for the photoscape download and more information.


Of course, sometimes, I just can't leave well enough alone, so I used the 'threshold' button on photoscape to create this:

Please feel free to ask any questions about any of these processes in a comment or email me at tenfootheart (at) gmail (dot) com.


SmilingSally said...

This is a blue-tiful sky!

Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Bettl.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the blue sky and green surroundings but what you did on the last photo is marvelous!

As always, your comment makes me giddy!

Lorrie said...

These are great tips - I'd never heard of auto-stitch. How fun. And your tree photos are so pretty and green, unlike the ones I showed on my blog! Thanks for stopping by.

Nora said...

Thanks for the links and the great how-to-do blog....I am always interested in how everyone is doing these mosaics.

Sara said...

Love what you did with the tree, especially the last picture. That must have been fun.

I also had not heard of auto-stitching. It looks really neat. I assume that's what you did with the "roses mosaic." Very nice.