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Multi image super-imposed

This method is best in term of flexibility to create the scene. Any background images can be used, but of course, the angle of view should be inline with the aircraft, otherwise it will look a bit out of place.
Combining two images is much easier nowaday as the computer technology become more and more powerful, image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop is widely available and has adequate features to create a perfect super-imposed images.

First, we have to select an image as the background. Then take a picture of the model aircraft. Load both images into Photoshop, and combine them. Sound easy, isn't it? well, for a good super-imposed image, it is not just as easy as combining the image, but also trimming the edges of the object, matching the light direction and color cast. We will talk about it in the next pages.

Lets see the example below:

Grumman A-6A Intruder, 1/72 scale
Photographed on a sheet of white paper
City of Paris, photographed from
the hill at Montmartre

After super-imposing the above two images using Photoshop, we got the result below:
An Intruder from VA-35 based aboard USS Nimitz was flying at low altitude over Paris. Well, it never happened in the real life, but
it can happen on a digital photograph.

If you want to know more about the process, click this link:
Details of the super-imposing

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