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Displacement Map Exercise
12-OCT-2006 IStock

Displacement Map Exercise

From a lesson in "Photoshop CS3" by Mark Galer and Philip Andrews. With this technique you use a channel to make a "displacement map" that allows an image on a new layer to follow the contours of the layer below, in this case, a flat flag follows the contours of the face. It's a fascinating exercise to follow and one with which I will do further experimentation. (IStock image - not mine)

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
1/200s f/6.3 at 135.0mm iso250 full exif

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Marisa D.L.27-Apr-2008 17:21
This effect is really perfectly done and the result is quite evocative and effective.
I have not any idea about the way to do that, so you have all my congratulations and admiration!
H.L.Tam27-Mar-2008 12:52
Excellent job !
jean-yves chamberland27-Mar-2008 00:30
very well done and funny..
Michele Rodgers26-Mar-2008 21:48
Too much fun!
Sherri26-Mar-2008 21:40
This does look like it would be fun to try... Nice work...