Some help with cloning?

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  1. RMThompson

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    Hey guys. Im stumped. Ive taken three series of pictures with the same girl with a tripod that I want to align so the girl looks like they are twins.

    However, due to small changes in the sun, I cannot get this to work.

    Is there anyone here that can help me? Can someone help me if I send them the originals?

    My email is rmthompson@tampabay.rr.com
     
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    Reshoot, and shoot faster. You can't change lighting like that in post production.
     
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    The pair with the grocery cart wouldn't work very well I think you need to stabilize your tripod better and use manual exposure.

    Want me to send PSDs?

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    Nice work Traveler.
     
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    This was much much easier than it might seem.
    I made a duplicate layer of the background then pulled in the other picture of the two. I masked out roughly the area on the layer where the second figure might go and aligned them as much as possible.

    I tried to match the background color of what seemed the better one using brightness/curves.

    Then I finalized the mask along straight lines as much as possible- in the first one I used that vertical pipe. I blurred the mask to ease the junction.

    In the second, one can see that the top of the door disn't line up well. The tripod must have moved a little, so I blurred that in the final.

    If this has been more difficult color, I would have used adjustment layers but I was confident I could match this up and just went ahead and changed the layer directly. Took maybe 10 minutes or less for either one.

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    Of course, if there was dough involved, I would have been much more careful with masks and colors and I would have used adjustment layers for changing any color or brightness so I could correct them to the client's likes.
     
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    They did a tutorial on a method like this in Pop Photo a couple of months back.
     
  8. RMThompson

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    WOW!

    They are amazing. Thank you so much!
     

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