Changing perspect of portrait photo

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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I am working with a photograph in preparation for painting a portrait.  Unfortunately, the photo of the statue was taken from below.  How can I adjust the photo so the view is at eye level?  I am using Photoshop from Creative 6.0

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To my knowledge you cannot. You should try AI onlline softwares on the web

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@barbarad7330561 I'm wondering if you might be able to get close enough for painting references using the Perspective Warp tool? Here's a quick example:

 

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Here's my quick attempt with Edit>Transform>Distort:

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Leslie,

Thank you very much for your answer.  I will try it out, but your approach looks excellent.

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You are welcome! Be aware that the Distort tool can cause artifacts/blurring here and there.

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Nice job Leslie.  It would have been difficult to get a shot that was not looking up her nose, because she is so far up the cathedral wall.  All you could do is get as far back as you can. and use a long lens.  I had a look for a better angle but found nothing.  If the OP could find someone in Norwich who was prepared to get a better angle — with a drone perhaps — it would give a much better eye height perspective than transforming the above image.  

 

Julian of Norwich

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Aug 13, 2022 Aug 13, 2022

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Bravo, for recognizing Julian of Norwich!

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Aug 13, 2022 Aug 13, 2022

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Thanks, Trevor! And I didn't even know this was in Norwich, which is where my ancestors came to America from. (That was not a very good sentence so don't tell my old English teacher)

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Here's my quick attempt with Edit>Transform>Distort:

By @Leslie Moak Murray

 

for someting that cannot be done... I found this first approach very impressive... great insight

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@barbarad7330561 wrote:

I am using Photoshop from Creative 6.0


 

What’s interesting is that the current version of Photoshop has a machine-learning-powered Neural Filter called Smart Portrait, and it has an option called Head Direction that can synthesize a horizontal head rotation. But it does not currently include an option to rotate a head up and down. If it did, that could have helped here. But not yet. Maybe some day they will add a vertical rotation, for situations like this.

 

@Trevor.Dennis wrote:

…could find someone in Norwich who was prepared to get a better angle — with a drone perhaps — it would give a much better eye height perspective than transforming the above image.  


 

Maybe…but maybe not. Many statues that were mounted high on buildings were intentionally sculpted with a perspective that appears natural when viewed from the low ground level angle (the way most people would see it), but ends up not looking natural at the level of the statue. If someone got a camera up high enough to be level with the statue, it might appear oddly distorted, by design.

 

It’s possible that the solutions offered here might be better than if you could get a higher shot of the statue.

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