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SpiritMatrix meets Spirit (the mascot of the company I work for) – that was the idea for the title picture of the latest newsletter and so I kickstarted poser and photoshop …


Well, that’s the picture I made for the newsletter of my company
and if you read on, there is a mini_tutorial …

Little note: the bold written words are the commands in photoshop
in english – german

Original The Photo

The original picture shot with a digital camera. In Photoshop I adjusted
the Levels – Graduationskurve for a little over-exposure

A green person

I duplicated the layer (so I got the original if something doesn’t turn
out the way I want) and colorized the photo with Image/Adjustments/
Hue Saturation…. – Bild/Einstellen/Farbton & Sättigung

MatrixEffect The Matrix effect

I found a really cool tutorial at
for the Matrix.effect (there are other cool tutorials
there as well, go there !!!)

In short it’s a three-way-thing. Start with a white layer and

  1. Filter/Strukturierung/Körnung — Filter/Texture/Grain (with
  2. Filter/Kunstfilter/Neonschein — Filter/Artistic/Neon Glow (with
    5,20 and Green)
  3. Filter/Stilisierungsfilter/Leuchtende Konturen — Filter/Stylisze/Glowing
    Edges (with 1,7,1)
Person plus Matrix Combine it

Now you have 2 layers: the green person & the matrix effect. Put
the matrix effect layer above the person and use the right layer mode.
In my case ENGLISH – Ineinanderkopieren worked best.

Black Mask Mask it

Now I added a black layer and I deleted the parts where the person should
appear. For the eraser I used a rather large brush with a soft edge –
I wanted a not-too-perfect look …

More Matrix.effect Some more Matrix’ing

On the black layer from the last job (Mask it) I added another Matrix.effect
with less Filter/Texture/Grain.

Now it was time for Spirit …

Poser_time Photoshooting with Spirit

I started the virtual portrait-camera (aka Curious Labs Poser), asked
Spirit to appear on the stage and he made this superman pose for me. It’s
always great to work with Spirit. Together with him, I adjusted the lightning
and then I shot the picture (aka Render). I rendered Spirit on a black
background and saved the picture as a photoshop file.

Bringing it together Bringing it together

In Photoshop I imported the picture of Spirit and duplicated the layer.
Now I just changed the transparency and the order of the two Spirit.layers.

The final order of the layers is (top to bottom):

– black mask with matrix.effect

– first Spirit.photo where I erased some parts of the Spirit’s back

– matrix.effect

– second Spirit.photo

– green person

That’s it – hope you like it and don’t forget to visit my friend
Spirit at www.forschergeist.at


Wer ich bin? Na Werner eben und wer mich kennt der kennt mich. Sonst schaut euch einfach am Blog um und ihr werdet sehen was mich so interessiert....