Today, I will teach you one of my tricks on how I make my nendoroid jump in my photo shoot. This is actually one of the most common questions I got from friends and followers.
I will use this Nendoroid Mako jumping into the bed scene as an example.
To achieve a shot like this, these are the things you will need:
DSLR/ Digital Camera
Tripod (this is important!)
Adobe Photoshop (I have CS6)
Adequate Lighting environment
Since I’m using a DSLR, I set it in Manual at:
Shutter Speed: 1/13
Position your camera and focus on the subject.
You can set them whatever choice of aperture level you like, shutter and ISO. I only used this as example because these were my settings during the shoot. You can use your camera’s self-timer or shutter release remote.
For Digital Camera (Point and Shoot) users, have your camera mounted on a tripod and use self-timer to avoid blur and camera movement.
With my camera mounted on a tripod, I took two pictures. The first shot is the one with Nendoroid Mako in it and the second shot is the one without her. Note: Carefully remove the Nendoroid from the scene, before taking the second shot.
- Make sure that you are at Layer 1 (or the image without the figure)
- Lower down your Opacity upto 30%, enough to see the figure
After applying the Eraser tool to the area, turn the Opacity back to 100%. You will no longer see the stand in the picture. Yay! Then save your file as .jpeg.
There will also be a video tutorial uploaded in my YouTube.
If you have a more easier way to do this, please do share! I want to know too.
That’s all for today guys! See you on my next post! ❤