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Old Jun 7, 2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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How do I make two images look like they were taken with the same camera?

Long title, sorry. So I have two images I want to merge but the thing is that one looks a little softer where as the other is very sharp and bright. What tools would I use to adjust the overall look of a layer to make it seem as though they were taken at the same time together? Shadows are not an issue in this case.
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Old Jun 7, 2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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Long title, sorry. So I have two images I want to merge but the thing is that one looks a little softer where as the other is very sharp and bright. What tools would I use to adjust the overall look of a layer to make it seem as though they were taken at the same time together? Shadows are not an issue in this case.
Make the sharp one match the soft one. There's likely little chance of getting them to match the other way around.
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Old Jun 8, 2008, 08:02 AM   #3
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Colour, contrast etc will be all over the place. What are you using to make this merge?
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Old Jun 8, 2008, 12:07 PM   #4
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There's really no one do-it-all tool for this. It's probably going to be difficult unless you are familiar with a lot different tools and just eye out one by one what changes need to be made in order to get the two to match.

and perhaps putting up the two images would help as we may be able to make some suggestions.
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Photoshop would be helpful for this...

Here is a link to how to do it using photoshop.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/pho...photomerge.htm
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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What Apps Do You Have?

Hi,
Its A Little Difficult To Offer Advice As I'm Not Sure What Software Your System Is Running.
If You Have Shake, There Are Are Whole Host Of Nodes You Can Use, Such As ColourMatch, That Would Easily Accomplish All The Tasks You Mentioned. It Would Even Stitch The Pictures Together For You Automatically.
Shake Has Become Ridiculously Cheap Now, And Besides Video I Use It For Most Of The Tasks I Used To Send To Photoshop.
I'm Afraid I Can't Offer Any Other Tips On This.

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Long title, sorry. So I have two images I want to merge but the thing is that one looks a little softer where as the other is very sharp and bright. What tools would I use to adjust the overall look of a layer to make it seem as though they were taken at the same time together? Shadows are not an issue in this case.
Curves and the unsharpen mask, maybe.
Hard to say without seeing the images.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 06:14 PM   #8
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Hi,
Its A Little Difficult To Offer Advice As I'm Not Sure What Software Your System Is Running.
If You Have Shake, There Are Are Whole Host Of Nodes You Can Use, Such As ColourMatch, That Would Easily Accomplish All The Tasks You Mentioned. It Would Even Stitch The Pictures Together For You Automatically.
Shake Has Become Ridiculously Cheap Now, And Besides Video I Use It For Most Of The Tasks I Used To Send To Photoshop.
I'm Afraid I Can't Offer Any Other Tips On This.

Barney
I know 330 is cheap for what it is but it's unlikely he has Shake knocking around.

To the OP, do you have any experience with this kind of thing? Are you doing this to learn or do you need it done well? If the latter, get someone else to do it.
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