13 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2018 2:55 PM by davescm

    Reverse 3D

    matthews22455057

      How do I make an image look like it's coming out an image.

       

      I've got an image of a person and CG flame heart image that I want to make it look like it's inside the person.  I'm not having any luck.

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Reverse 3D
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          There are many ways to achieve that with masking and painting. Are you able to post the two images - so we can have a go and show you how?

           

          Dave

          • 2. Re: Reverse 3D
            Silkrooster Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Highlights and shadows are your friend for making image extrude or recede over another image. To see how this works, play around with bevel in the layer styles.

            • 3. Re: Reverse 3D
              matthews22455057 Level 1

              image.jpeg

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                matthews22455057 Level 1

                image.jpeg

                • 5. Re: Reverse 3D
                  matthews22455057 Level 1

                  Those are the images I want to use. The heart photo ive used is just the comp version from a stock site. Im going to buy the real version if I can get it to do what I want.

                  • 6. Re: Reverse 3D
                    davescm Adobe Community Professional

                    Depending on the exact effect you are after you could try surrounding the heart with shadow ( I used a masked copy of the main image set to multiply) and add some painted glow around the heart. I also shaped it slightly with a displacement filter using the main image as a displacement map.

                     

                     

                    If that is nothing like what you are trying to achieve - let us know and I , and others, can have another go.

                     

                    Dave

                    • 7. Re: Reverse 3D
                      matthews22455057 Level 1

                      That looks great.

                      • 8. Re: Reverse 3D
                        davescm Adobe Community Professional

                        OK. I showed the blending modes on the layer names. Shout out if you get stuck

                         

                        Dave

                        • 9. Re: Reverse 3D
                          matthews22455057 Level 1

                          I was able to recreate some of what you did, but I couldn't figure out how to combine them all.

                           

                          I could use a use a more detailed description.

                           

                          Thanks.

                          • 10. Re: Reverse 3D
                            davescm Adobe Community Professional

                            Hi

                            Sorry for the delayed reply - New Year celebrations got in the way

                             

                            It may help if I describe each layer in turn starting at the bottom.

                             

                            1. The lowest layer is just your image

                            2. I added a curve to lighten the white slightly (the curve is shown below)

                            3. The next layer is a duplicate of the background layer but with blend mode set to multiply and opacity reduced to 84%.  This darkens the image so by adding a mask to hide all then painting with white on the mask with a soft brush I was able to introduce a shadow around the heart.

                            4. The fourth layer is the heart and there are three things going on there

                            a. The layer blending mode is set to linear dodge

                            b. A mask used to help the edges blend

                            c. A displacement filter. I used Filter > Distort> Displace and used a copy of the girl image as the displacement map (I saved it as a separate PSD file). This just helped the shape to sit in the image.
                            Note : Ignore the Gaussian blur - I used it whilst experimenting but then turned it off

                             

                             

                            5. I clipped a curve adjustment to the heart layer (Alt -Click on the border between the adjustment layer and the heart layer) so that I could balance the brightness of the heart with the image.

                            6. Finally I used a soft brush on an empty layer to add some blue glow around the heart. I set the blend mode to Lighten and reduced the opacity to 32 so that it was only just visible. I also used a mask to prevent any spill on the white clothing.

                             

                            That was it

                             

                             

                            I hope that helps

                             

                            Dave

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                            • 11. Re: Reverse 3D
                              matthews22455057 Level 1

                              DSC_6768 B No Ribbon DE Test.jpg

                               

                              That's what I was able to come up with, I'm not sure why it looks that much different from yours.  Any ideas?

                               

                              I was also wondering what your settings were on the Displace and the second curves layer.

                              • 12. Re: Reverse 3D
                                matthews22455057 Level 1

                                How I did it. copy.jpg

                                 

                                This is what I had.

                                • 13. Re: Reverse 3D
                                  davescm Adobe Community Professional

                                  Hi

                                  The main differences that I see are a much softer edge on the multiply layer mask (shadow)

                                   

                                  The top layer has more of a blue glow painted on it on my version.

                                   

                                  I'll PM you a link to the file I made so you can download and see the settings directly.

                                   

                                  Dave