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Last post Author Topic: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo  (Read 6206 times)

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Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« on: September 29, 2015, 08:40:11 PM »
This is a long shot, but here goes..

I live in a 1929 five-story brick condominium.  Each halloween i get the idea to turn one of the photos i've taken of the building into a haunted house image and frame it and sneak it up in the lobby for fun -- but I just don't have the skills for it.

I found a couple of nice photoshop tutorials (the latter of which has a great download zip with helper resources).


What they do:
Screenshot - 9_29_2015 , 8_40_56 PM.png
Screenshot - 9_29_2015 , 8_41_46 PM.png



Here's a thumbnail of the original image I have (its aprox. 4200x2750 RAW; it looks very dark here but the RAW format has full detail to make it bright):
Screenshot - 9_29_2015 , 8_28_45 PM.png

And for fun here's a nice HDR image I made from the raw image to celebrate winter:
Screenshot - 9_29_2015 , 8_28_57 PM.png

The full RAW image (16mb) can be downloaded: here.


I can't offer much by way of compensation but I could certainly offer *one* person $50 if the result was good enough that i used it -- i know it's not much.. but if you are interested in making a serious attempt, maybe contact me first or post here so that we don't have multiple folks expecting to be compensated.
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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2015, 09:17:28 PM »
Extra credit if you make it a GIF with a jumpscare. :)


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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 09:29:30 PM »
I can't print an animated gif -- this is going to be blown up large and printed and framed!

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2015, 11:35:47 PM »
Don't be a party pooper! Use a digital photo frame! Or a 4K TV!

:P ;D


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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 01:25:41 AM »
Cool house! I don't feel competent enough to do what you want.
But you could also set up one of these:
Remote Controlled Flying Ghoul Prank Freaks Out Joggers & People In Park
(esp. starting at 1:45)

Full size remote control flying Witch

Skeleton on the motorcycle scares people- Prank Brazilian

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2015, 06:42:55 AM »
I can't print an animated gif -- this is going to be blown up large and printed and framed!

Compromise on a 'When you see it' type of image that has something horrific yet very subtle incorporated into the photo.

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 08:12:22 AM »
Someone on the forum has messaged me that they are interested in trying to do it  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2015, 11:18:40 AM »
Okay, granted I suck at Photoshop...But something about this made me want to give it a shot.

So... - No Laughing - Here Goes Nothing:
DC-Mouser-Haunted-1080.jpgAny photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2015, 11:30:22 AM »
That's pretty darn good!!!!

you did an awesome job of isolating it from the background.

definitely an alternate reality!
the idea of it being on a scary beach is fun :)

might be nice if it was a little scarier -- perhaps a haunted ghost ship in the water, etc.

it looks like i'm going to have at least one version to put on the wall and surprise people with :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
this is going to be so fun :)



now an important question:  i hope you made the changes to the high resolution version of the image -- as i am going to need to blow this up and print it?

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2015, 12:53:01 PM »
That's pretty darn good!!!!

you did an awesome job of isolating it from the background.

definitely an alternate reality!
the idea of it being on a scary beach is fun :)

might be nice if it was a little scarier -- perhaps a haunted ghost ship in the water, etc.


hehe ... You and my wife both said it needs something. Mind you I'm not disagreeing, I'm just at my limits. I tried the ghost ship idea but I can't pull it off. Hell, I was lucky to get that far.

now an important question:  i hope you made the changes to the high resolution version of the image -- as i am going to need to blow this up and print it?

Full res .jpg (I also saved the .PSD if need be):

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 01:43:12 PM »
Very cool - needs an old cemetery off to the side now, maybe a raven up over the gables...
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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2015, 02:46:11 PM »
Very cool - needs an old cemetery off to the side now, maybe a raven up over the gables...

The cemetery attempt looked like crap ... But here's a version with a - watery grave - tomb that turned out ok (I think):
DC-Mouser's-House-Hauntified-with-Tomb.jpgAny photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo

Did I mention that I suck at Photoshop?? :D

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2015, 03:38:05 PM »
Looks neat -- although i think the cross/christian-imagery could be off-putting to some in my building, so that probably won't work for me..

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2015, 04:07:46 PM »
Looks neat -- although i think the cross/christian-imagery could be off-putting to some in my building, so that probably won't work for me..

...And thus is the nature of the anguish that is the PC movement. I googled beach cemetery and up that popped. It really is an existing nautical grave marker ... So - as an atheist - I figured WTH it fits...lets go with it.

Hay, I understand that IRL it's -(pardon the pun)- your cross to bear ... I just think is really sad that some people can't get over themselves for the 8 seconds it takes to recognize a landmark that has been incorporated into a theme.

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2015, 04:11:58 PM »
Looks neat -- although i think the cross/christian-imagery could be off-putting to some in my building, so that probably won't work for me..

...And thus is the nature of the anguish that is the PC movement. I googled beach cemetery and up that popped. It really is an existing nautical grave marker ... So - as an atheist - I figured WTH it fits...lets go with it.

Hay, I understand that IRL it's -(pardon the pun)- your cross to bear ... I just think is really sad that some people can't get over themselves for the 8 seconds it takes to recognize a landmark that has been incorporated into a theme.

"The cross is an enduring symbol of religious faith, above carved within a circle of letters."

"The anchor is a symbol of hope and steadfastness, and eternal life.  It is often found on sailors' headstones.  Masons used it as a symbol of well-grounded hope. Early Christians used it as a disguised symbol of the cross.  "

Sauce: https://stoneletters...g/gravestone-symbols

Side note:  I completely agree that this PC culture is becoming stupid...people get offended over the most ridiculous things and I swear that 90% of the time they do it just for the sake of being an asshole  :(

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2015, 04:15:35 PM »
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Can't find my tombstone tubes. :(

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2015, 04:16:20 PM »
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Hay, I understand that IRL it's -(pardon the pun)- your cross to bear ... I just think is really sad that some people can't get over themselves for the 8 seconds it takes to recognize a landmark that has been incorporated into a theme.

i hear ya.  i have completely committed to not being "offended" by stuff. when people tell me about some verbal "gaffe" someone makes and expect me to laugh or heap scorn with them i explain to them that i'm not playing that game.  i refuse to get offended by things that have no effect on me.

with that said -- clearly we live in a world where people are just dying to find things to be offended about -- and in a situation like this, where this is purely being done to amuse and entertain, and where we aren't talking about some core personal belief that has to be self-censored..  it's not worth upsetting people about.  learning to choose your battles is one of the most valuable lessons i've learned about being in a building full of people with different viewpoints.

and also.. personally i think a pirate ship would look spookier  ;D
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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2015, 04:16:51 PM »
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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2015, 04:17:35 PM »
having lots of little things to look for and discover is wonderful.

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2015, 04:49:28 PM »
Added ghostship.

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2015, 04:56:36 PM »
and also.. personally i think a pirate ship would look spookier

I tried, I couldn't pull it off. I was thinking about a leviathan too, but didn't have time to try it.

Added ghostship.

Oh FFS... :D ...the PSD is 216MB, but I'll zip and post it if you want me to.

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2015, 04:59:09 PM »
Having the final result in psd would be very nice.

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2015, 05:01:42 PM »
Oh FFS... :D ...the PSD is 216MB, but I'll zip and post it if you want me to.

I am working in Paintshop Pro, which doesn't handle PSDs very well.

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2015, 05:43:22 PM »
Oh FFS... :D ...the PSD is 216MB, but I'll zip and post it if you want me to.

I am working in Paintshop Pro, which doesn't handle PSDs very well.

Bummer...'cause it looks like you got the final version.. ;)


Having the final result in psd would be very nice.

This thing is too big (141MB compressed) to attach to the thread. But I'll host it for a bit for whoever wants it:
DC_Mouser's_House_Hauntified.zip

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Re: Any photoshoppers feel like trying to hauntify a house photo
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2015, 07:24:41 PM »
I'll see what I can do about exporting each layer out of PSP and reassembling them in Photoshop.