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Hmm, now that you have it before a green screen I think this guy needs to be Photoshopped into a scene of the New York or Tokyo skyline a la Godzilla or maybe into a still from Pacific Rim.

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To completely ignore the rest of the sentence above, it is at least a very credible 'Lucius' Pattern, whereas the curves and relatively slim look of the FW model are far more in the 'Mars' Pattern aesthetic. So... are you feeling lucky?

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Hmm, now that you have it before a green screen I think this guy needs to be Photoshopped into a scene of the New York or Tokyo skyline a la Godzilla or maybe into a still from Pacific Rim.
Yeah well I'm still playing with the green screen and I have to illiminate the hotspot and the figure shadow for the green screen to work effectively.

Any and all advice will be welcomed.

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Hey @Blackadder I've done some filming using a green screen and chroma-keying before. Unless you're actually going to make a movie the cleanliness of the greenscreen lighting isn't all that important. Photoshop is pretty forgiving because you can make multiple selections to choose and remove the background. When Chroma keying for video however you need a solid green otherwise the process breaks down.

That said an evenly lit background always helps. A few things to know: move your subject at least 4-6 feet from the green screen, light your subject (probably using 3 point lighting), and separately light the green screen with another 2-3 lights to illuminate it evenly.

You can find some decent tutorials on 3 point lighting and green screening on you tube and around the web.

If you want some help Photoshopping it once it's done I'd be glad to lend a hand. I've been using Photoshop for about 15 years.

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Hey @Blackadder I've done some filming using a green screen and chroma-keying before. Unless you're actually going to make a movie the cleanliness of the greenscreen lighting isn't all that important. Photoshop is pretty forgiving because you can make multiple selections to choose and remove the background. When Chroma keying for video however you need a solid green otherwise the process breaks down.

That said an evenly lit background always helps. A few things to know: move your subject at least 4-6 feet from the green screen, light your subject (probably using 3 point lighting), and separately light the green screen with another 2-3 lights to illuminate it evenly.

You can find some decent tutorials on 3 point lighting and green screening on you tube and around the web.

If you want some help Photoshopping it once it's done I'd be glad to lend a hand. I've been using Photoshop for about 15 years.
I've searched for information and no one has put the basic requirements as succinctly as you have in just these few sentences TYVM. What lights do you recommend for 3 point lighting.

BTW I've always used ULead PhotoImpact, how does that compare to Photoshop which I believe is Corel ware at least it was when I had a copy, at that time I didn't like it? I'm interested in that statement, "multiple selections to choose and remove the background" Photo Impact does not have that option I believe.

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You're welcome! Photoshop is an Adobe product. Corel and Adobe are competitors.

In Photoshop I can use the selection tool to create a selection and then add to it or remove from it. I can also use that selection to create a mask layer. A mask layer is basically a black/white gradient where the white sections are opaque and the black is transparent. I can apply this mask to another layer. For example, I could use a selection around Luteus to create the mask and then use the mask to "paint out" sections which need to be removed.

Removing the background is reasonably easy. Getting the cityscape and the photo to match depth, focus, and detail is the tougher part.

I don't know Photoimpact. It sounds more like a consumer product for fixing red eye and cropping. I'll check it out when I can.

As for lights, I've never owned decent photographic lights. When I did greenscreening it was either with borrowed professional lights or aluminum clip lights with incandescent bulbs and daylight. The cheap way is actually easier now since there are so many bright white /LED bulbs on the market. With incandescent I had to color correct for the orange tint in my video product (Adobe Premiere.)

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Fabulous, with your two posts you have more than doubled my photgraphical accumen.

Heading to amazon to buy "Photoshop"

Whoops, there are a lot of different Photoshop programs, which do you suggest?

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You're looking for Photoshop CC for your needs. You can get it here for a monthly payment, instead of a fixed price.
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Again you're very welcome!

I use Photoshop Creative Suite 6, but creative cloud will do just as well.

It's a pretty deep program so don't be alarmed if you're not sure where to begin. And let me know when you're set up if you have more questions.

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So after poking around the internets a bit I grabbed some stock/web photos to mock-up of some examples of what I had in mind using the photos you posted. Granted, these are a bit sloppy, but I think they get across the idea of MASSIVE war machine visiting major metropolitan area.

[As a disclaimer, I don't own or purport to own any of the stock/web photos to make a mock-up example. But I did find them through a copyright released search.]
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Nice work, the peeping tom titan is right on the money, the other seems a bit too tall by an order of magnitude.....160 ft vs 1600 ft........

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Another FW tease displaying tantalizing bitz and pieces of the forthcoming Warlord titan. No Hollywood starlet ever received better hype regardless of the size of her guns.



You can tell by the painted areas that the titan is ready for display and FW is just milking this for all it's worth.

Meanwhile since I already have a titan of sorts I can use these images to enhance the detail on my own construct...

So there FW eat your hearts out; yours is only an attenuated Mars pattern also ran. Ha!

Whom I kidding I've already mortgaged the abode to get one of these.

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