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Please help to transform People into Ghosts

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I just downloaded this program in hopes of doing some Ghost imagery. Can someone please instruct me as to how this is done or point me to already posted threads that meet my needs? Any help would be welcome. Thank you.

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Ah.

Short answer no. I don't think that even if you had been using PDN since the begging you could achieve your desired effect. And I don't think that this could be achieved in Photoshop either, with just one image.

This is achieved by the Photographer, of him taking a shot with the person in it, and without. Then, opening up both images, copy and pasting them onto layers, and using the Linear Gradient set to transparency, and then fiddling with the opacity.

Sorry, Scryer41 :(

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I think I have an idea. :idea: I hope it will be helpful, though. Open up your image and change it to black and white (play around with the Adjustments to achieve the desired color). That will be your Background layer (the first layer). Add a new Layer and place in the picture that you would like to be the "ghost." Change that too, to black and white with the same adjustments you did for the first layer so it will look realistic.

Since the picture you provided has a part of a head of the "ghost," I will tell how you can achieve that. Look at the Color Wheel. You will see Primary and Secondary Color. I'm not sure about this part because you might not even have to choose a color, but keep it black and white, but the Primary Color will be set to transparent (Go to -->More....and then move the ticker mark all the way down to zero.

http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/Images/ColorsWindowMore.png (a good image to see what I'm talking about).

After, go to "Gradient" and choose either linear or radial (whatever your preference is) and go to the colorful box right next to the options and choose "Transparency Mode."

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/Images/ColorsWindowMore.png&imgrefurl=http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/ColorsWindow.html&usg=__ri3hcbI4PoIdqH9aiFpSgsBVSts=&h=332&w=434&sz=29&hl=en&start=6&um=1&tbnid=fpMjUdq_1GBSHM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpaint.net%252Bcolor%2Bwheel%2Btransparency%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

You can read through this as it is helpful.

After you adjust these settings and you're on your SECOND layer, choose the gradient tool and "color" your ghost. I hope I helped.

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Well, yes... it was done by a photographer who used photoshop and I had a short time version of Photoshop which did it. The problem with the short time version was that it was a loner and I can't keep it. :cry: So I know it could be done with that program. I was hoping PaintNet could handle this situation.

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I think I have an idea. :idea: I hope it will be helpful, though. Open up your image and change it to black and white (play around with the Adjustments to achieve the desired color). That will be your Background layer (the first layer). Add a new Layer and place in the picture that you would like to be the "ghost." Change that too, to black and white with the same adjustments you did for the first layer so it will look realistic.

Since the picture you provided has a part of a head of the "ghost," I will tell how you can achieve that. Look at the Color Wheel. You will see Primary and Secondary Color. I'm not sure about this part because you might not even have to choose a color, but keep it black and white, but the Primary Color will be set to transparent (Go to -->More....and then move the ticker mark all the way down to zero.

http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/Images/ColorsWindowMore.png (a good image to see what I'm talking about).

After, go to "Gradient" and choose either linear or radial (whatever your preference is) and go to the colorful box right next to the options and choose "Transparency Mode."

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/Images/ColorsWindowMore.png&imgrefurl=http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/ColorsWindow.html&usg=__ri3hcbI4PoIdqH9aiFpSgsBVSts=&h=332&w=434&sz=29&hl=en&start=6&um=1&tbnid=fpMjUdq_1GBSHM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpaint.net%252Bcolor%2Bwheel%2Btransparency%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

You can read through this as it is helpful.

After you adjust these settings and you're on your SECOND layer, choose the gradient tool and "color" your ghost. I hope I helped.

Helen, I give that a shot. Thank you for the help.

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I think I have an idea. :idea: I hope it will be helpful, though. Open up your image and change it to black and white (play around with the Adjustments to achieve the desired color). That will be your Background layer (the first layer). Add a new Layer and place in the picture that you would like to be the "ghost." Change that too, to black and white with the same adjustments you did for the first layer so it will look realistic.

Since the picture you provided has a part of a head of the "ghost," I will tell how you can achieve that. Look at the Color Wheel. You will see Primary and Secondary Color. I'm not sure about this part because you might not even have to choose a color, but keep it black and white, but the Primary Color will be set to transparent (Go to -->More....and then move the ticker mark all the way down to zero.

http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/Images/ColorsWindowMore.png (a good image to see what I'm talking about).

After, go to "Gradient" and choose either linear or radial (whatever your preference is) and go to the colorful box right next to the options and choose "Transparency Mode."

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/Images/ColorsWindowMore.png&imgrefurl=http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/ColorsWindow.html&usg=__ri3hcbI4PoIdqH9aiFpSgsBVSts=&h=332&w=434&sz=29&hl=en&start=6&um=1&tbnid=fpMjUdq_1GBSHM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpaint.net%252Bcolor%2Bwheel%2Btransparency%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

You can read through this as it is helpful.

After you adjust these settings and you're on your SECOND layer, choose the gradient tool and "color" your ghost. I hope I helped.

No... that doesn't make the people themselves translucent as if "see through".

Does anyone have any idea what program can do this other than Photoshop?

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If you want the people more of white figures or more of just one color cut out the person your using,put them on their own layer,use the silhouette effect effects>object>silhouette (may have been in a plug in i dont recall) and do whichever color you want,then once you get the color you want adjust the opacity of that layer and youll have a ghostly figure,that may be what your looking for if not,i tried lol

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If you want the people more of white figures or more of just one color cut out the person your using,put them on their own layer,use the silhouette effect effects>object>silhouette (may have been in a plug in i dont recall) and do whichever color you want,then once you get the color you want adjust the opacity of that layer and youll have a ghostly figure,that may be what your looking for if not,i tried lol

Is that how you did the logo you used here? I see that the stars are visible through the blue dome.

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