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The project being over, and with some ‘milage’
in using Photoshop, I found interesting and amusing to share with you
the real look and feel of the finished layout modules (Odessa
TX is still work in progress with a lot of street details,
utility lines, signage, street light system… still to be modeled),
mixing real models and virtual photo-montages.
- 1st image of each of the series is the model ‘on
its own’, without any backdrop. For creating these images, I
took a series of 3 pictures of each of the modules, walking perpendicular
to the layout sections. I then assembled them and cropped the final
image to keep only the layout and its structures (shooting the modules
with a plain white background helps making the cropping much less
- 2nd image of each of the series is the backdrop “on its own”,
purely virtual, straight from the Photoshop software on the PC.
- 3rd image is simply the superimposition of the two first images,
providing thus with a very accurate idea of what the final modules
look like, when adding the backdrop, as if the picture would have
been shot from some distance.
I hope you will agree with me that it makes quite a