6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2006 10:57 PM by Newsgroup_User

    old photo overlaid with new

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      I have a really old photo of the Greek village I'm living in (circa 1934).

      I have taken a couple of new pics that I would like to overlay - perhaps
      fade in on my site. There are a number of old buildings to use as pointers.
      Is there "something" in FW (MX) that I could use as "thumbtacks" on the old,
      existing buildings so I could sort out the perspective and perhaps tweak?

      I have tried using <cough> PS without success other than manually and
      "perspective" but I think the thumbtack idea is one to cling onto...


      --
      Jo





        • 1. Re: old photo overlaid with new
          Level 7
          Have you tried using the Scale, Distort and Skew tools?

          alex

          josie1one wrote:
          > I have a really old photo of the Greek village I'm living in (circa 1934).
          >
          > I have taken a couple of new pics that I would like to overlay - perhaps
          > fade in on my site. There are a number of old buildings to use as pointers.
          > Is there "something" in FW (MX) that I could use as "thumbtacks" on the old,
          > existing buildings so I could sort out the perspective and perhaps tweak?
          >
          > I have tried using <cough> PS without success other than manually and
          > "perspective" but I think the thumbtack idea is one to cling onto...
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: old photo overlaid with new
            Level 7
            > Have you tried using the Scale, Distort and Skew tools?

            Only with Pshop - but I was hoping to pinpoint certain spots - like
            PanoTools etc and could then distort around these. Sounds stupid now that I
            write it.

            I'll try again tomorrow - start from scratch. The problem I ran into (first)
            is my picture has so much more in it and I'm not certain I was in the exact
            spot - 70+ years makes it difficult. I guess I was looking for simple where
            none can possibly exist.

            Thanks Alex - at least you've confirmed the "how to". I'll start this time
            with FW.


            --
            Jo




            • 3. Re: old photo overlaid with new
              Level 7
              On thinking further, I should perhaps have the black and white image (far
              less busy) as the top layer rather than the other way around. Perhaps a
              crosshair - X marks the spot - on each layer too on a specific building.
              Just thinking aloud. I'll report back if I may (o:

              --
              Jo


              "josie1one" <joleros[nospam]@yahoo.com> wrote in message
              news:eepm7v$fgh$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >> Have you tried using the Scale, Distort and Skew tools?
              >
              > Only with Pshop - but I was hoping to pinpoint certain spots - like
              > PanoTools etc and could then distort around these. Sounds stupid now that
              > I write it.
              >
              > I'll try again tomorrow - start from scratch. The problem I ran into
              > (first) is my picture has so much more in it and I'm not certain I was in
              > the exact spot - 70+ years makes it difficult. I guess I was looking for
              > simple where none can possibly exist.
              >
              > Thanks Alex - at least you've confirmed the "how to". I'll start this time
              > with FW.
              >
              >
              > --
              > Jo
              >
              >
              >
              >


              • 4. Re: old photo overlaid with new
                Level 7
                yes you may ...
                :)



                josie1one wrote:
                > On thinking further, I should perhaps have the black and white image (far
                > less busy) as the top layer rather than the other way around. Perhaps a
                > crosshair - X marks the spot - on each layer too on a specific building.
                > Just thinking aloud. I'll report back if I may (o:
                >
                • 5. Re: old photo overlaid with new
                  Level 7
                  josie1one wrote:
                  > On thinking further, I should perhaps have the black and white image (far
                  > less busy) as the top layer rather than the other way around. Perhaps a
                  > crosshair - X marks the spot - on each layer too on a specific building.
                  > Just thinking aloud. I'll report back if I may (o:
                  >
                  Jo, this may be extreme, but this book:

                  http://tinyurl.com/qmymg

                  has a lot of examples of what you are trying to do:

                  Walks Through Lost Paris: A Journey Into the Heart of Historic Paris by
                  Leonard Pitt

                  Not the overlay, exactly, but looking at a spot then and now. I went
                  and saw a slideshow he gave of it a couple of weeks ago.


                  --
                  Bonnie
                  in California
                  8 ^ )
                  • 6. Re: old photo overlaid with new
                    Level 7
                    Thanks Bonnie, this looks remarkable. I love Paris and wish I'd had the book
                    when I was last there.
                    I've bookmarked it as a possibility.

                    I think I've set myself some task with this - another learning curve coming
                    up but if I find a way this island's got a fantastic history and there are
                    numerous examples of what I want to do.

                    --
                    Jo



                    "Bonnie" <kroko@pixel[occam]plum.com> wrote in message
                    news:eepqoq$kgk$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > josie1one wrote:
                    >> On thinking further, I should perhaps have the black and white image (far
                    >> less busy) as the top layer rather than the other way around. Perhaps a
                    >> crosshair - X marks the spot - on each layer too on a specific building.
                    >> Just thinking aloud. I'll report back if I may (o:
                    >>
                    > Jo, this may be extreme, but this book:
                    >
                    > http://tinyurl.com/qmymg
                    >
                    > has a lot of examples of what you are trying to do:
                    >
                    > Walks Through Lost Paris: A Journey Into the Heart of Historic Paris by
                    > Leonard Pitt
                    >
                    > Not the overlay, exactly, but looking at a spot then and now. I went
                    > and saw a slideshow he gave of it a couple of weeks ago.
                    >
                    >
                    > --
                    > Bonnie
                    > in California
                    > 8 ^ )