Creating Your Own Photo Magic Shots at Home
Every trip to Disney I come home with new things that I want to do on the next trip. This past trip I was completely unaware of the ‘magic’ that is available from the Disney photographers, until I got my Photopass images.
I don’t even remember this picture being taken, but I just love it.
To check out all the cool magic that you can get in the parks, read Heather’s article on Photopass Magic Shots.
Now that I know about Photopass Magic Shots, it is definitely on my list for our next trip. But, I thought that it would be fun to try our hand at making the magic at home. I was inspired by an article that Steph wrote about using real Disney images in scrapbook pages. Here’s a “Magic Shot” she made:
First, I downloaded the stickers from Spoonful.com, an official Disney site. Then, I posed the kids.
This is one of the photographs without any characters. (Gotta wonder what the neighbors were thinking!!)
I took this picture into Photoshop and added the Character. And Voila.
Next picture was a little harder. I wanted Art to look like he was “posing” with Sydney. But the perspective was off.
To make the character more a part of the picture, I used the Perspective tool in Photoshop.
While on the layer, Select Edit>Transform>Perspective ( In my PSE it is Image> Transform> Perspective). Then grab any one of the eight handles and move the image. Once I have the character in the place that I like, I accept the change. (Another way to transform the image is to hold the Ctrl key and move a corner on your image.)
Then I changed his size. I liked this much better
Finally I loved the little frog that is one of the Fairie sticker pages, so I got my daughter to pose for this picture.
Added this little froggie. I love this image.
We had a blast taking the pictures and playing with the stickers.
Have you tried to recreate the PhotoPass Magic Shots at home? I would love to hear what you are doing!