Photo Adventure Transcript
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Welcome, everyone, to another episode of Macro Photography --- and If you are looking for new Instagram photo ideas then here is one coming at you because today... yes today! I'm going to show you a fun way to change up your photo, like this one of a flower, into a brand new photo. Ready to post on your Instagram. Boom! What's that magic you ask? It's super simple. Let's go!
So I'm using photoshop but you don't have to use photoshop. You can use anything that will let you create layers and flip images around. I think gimp is a free photo manipulator you could use that. So open up your photo, double click the background to unlock it. Hit ctrl T for the "Free Transform" and up here at the top I'm going to change the width and height to 50%. Then i'm going to drag the photo over to the top left. I'm holding the alt key and dragging to duplicate the layer. Rick click and select "Flip Horizontal". And now there is going to be a slight white line in between the two photos. I'm going to move the photo over to the left one pixel to clear that up. Select both layers and hold alt while dragging down to duplicate. Right click and select "Flip Vertical". Notice the white line again. Move the images up one pixel to close that gap. And now I'm going to select all the layers, hit ctrl T for free transform, and close in the small gap in the right corner. And there is a completely new photo. But we can still make 3 more photos out of this. So I'm going to group all of these layers into a group. Duplicate that group and in the new group, flip the photos around again like this.
And here it is, another awesome looking photo for Instagram. Let's keep going. Duplicate that group and flip the layers around again like this. And now we have a 3rd new photo for Instagram. One more to go. Duplicate the group and start flipping. And there you have it, 4 different photos from one flower photo that I took. It's a pretty cool way to take a photo that you may not be happy with and morph it into something Instagram worthy. So now I'm going to do a few more to see what kind of photos I can make out of this for my own Instagram.
This one turned out nice!
This one I like because it really does look like it's all one vine.
I really like how these photos turned out.
Another great collection for instagram.
And the last set.... This photo was just a end piece of a bench. Pretty cool.
So guys, if you do end up creating your own photos this way and posting on instagram, I would love to see them. Feel free to tag me at "jaymacrophotos" on your instagram photos or use #jaymacrophotos and I'll check them out!
Alright, there you have it, here are my 3 favorite photos from this adventure --- and I want to hear from you. Which one do you like most? Cast your vote by leaving a comment below, or clicking the poll to let me know. I'm going to give you my favorite pick out of these three as a free download, so you can do whatever you want with the photo. Enjoy, guys, and don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel for upcoming macro photo adventures.