Dude, that is awesome! I was gonna ask how you did that but looking at your second pic tells me you screened some stock footage of fire over the pic of you. Am I correct? The reason I say that is becasue I can see a slightly overdefined edge line like it was'nt screened all the way. My only other question is: Where did you get the stock footage from?
Oh I guess you just kinda cut and pasted it from another image. My bad. By screened I mean you had a picture of fire set against a black background. In photoshop if you se teh layer transparency to screen it will remove all the black and leave only the image that was ontop of the black thus giving you a flame on a transparent background. It is used when rotoscopint lightsabers in Photoshop. Does that all make sense?
no i did not use creen, and i knwo what that is... I cut and pasted my self over ..um, myself, and placed the flames in between. Im usinf PS to rotoscope the movie im involved in right now.... pain the the can it is.
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Here's a brief tip on creating the orange tint created by flames on an object. It's done in photoshop. Although if I had more forethought, I'd set up a neat orange light during photography.
In reality, the light of the flames would shine just on the side of Boba that is facing the flames. Using the eraser tool, erase the orange parts that are away from the flames. Adjust the layer opacity down a little so it's not a full 100%
Now, with the original Boba layer turned off, your new duplicate, orange, slightly erased Boba should look like this: http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/6.jpg
This is also necessary when putting Boba (or any character) on top of a dramatic background. In order to not make him look like he's just pasted on top of a background, you'll want to do this little trick to make him look like he's actually in the environment, surrounded by ambient light and atmosphere.