Help blending sky and tree edge

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by NStocks, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2008

    I have replaced a background of a 3D terrain that I've made ( was a black background, and I need to change the selection to fit better ), but around the edges of the trees, it's quite obvious that the tree doesn't belong in the same context of the sky. What would be the best way of blending the sky and tree so that they don't seem ' stuck on ' . I will also alter the colour and levels to make it more realistic.

    Thank You !

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  2. McDughf macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2007
    Great Britain
    Assuming That You Are Using Photoshop Of Some Flavour, Try Using The Magic Wand To Select And Then Feathering It Either In The Tools Options Box Or Using The Menu Command
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    After the feathering you may want to experiment with adding some saturation to the tree to give it a feel that's more matched with the sky. Probably not an even coat of saturation to the whole tree, but at least more toward the top and maybe right.
  4. SwiftLives macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    Might I also suggest "Refine Edge" which can be found if you select the layer with the tree and search under the "select" menu.
  5. moofgoot macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009
    glow effect

    You're basically trying to recolour the edge falloff. So try applying the 'inner glow' layer effect to the tree. Leave it on 'Screen' initially, set the colour to that of the sky, and set the size to roughly the thickness of that dark edge. Play around with the size, the choke, the opacity and the blend mode (Soft or Hard Light sometimes work well, but you may also need to tweak the colour).
  6. tsd macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    Burt Monroy and Ben Willmore do just what you're looking for in this video:

    He's using Adobe Camera Raw mostly, but you'll see the method, which works just as well in Photoshop.
  7. covisio macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2007
    As it is yourself who has made the tree image, is it not possible for you to make the background to the tree white? This will make masking much easier and more accurate when you try to composite the images together.

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