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DIY Life-Sized Cardboard Cutout


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A personal life sized cardboard cutout may seem like a fantasy, but you too can easily make one at home. Cardboard cutouts come in handy for all kinds of purposes, including, but not limited to, work meetings, hide-and-go-seek, and family gatherings. Simply place your cardboard cutout where you are supposed to be and walk away. Most people won’t even notice the difference.

You want to photograph the subject on the cleanest possible white background. It also advisable to avoid harsh lighting and shadows.

To accomplish this I used a seamless paper backdrop held aloft by two C-stands. I then photographed the subject using two wireless photo strobes angled at 45 degrees towards the subject.

The camera and wireless transmitter were situated in the center upon a tripod. Try to find the highest resolution camera that you can. You want the images to be very large, since it will be printed as life-sized. The larger the image file, the less resolution you will ultimately lose.

You don’t really need such a fancy setup, but it’s best to use the cleanest (most plain) background available.

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Using your photo editing software of choice (mine is Photoshop), adjust the levels, brightness and contrast.

In Photoshop, I first open the ‘Levels’ adjustment window and use the white eyedropper to select a spot on the backdrop. This assigns the backdrop as the most white portion of the image, and re-calibrates the image as such. In doing this, it removes a lot of the shadows from the backdrop by making the backdrop very white, and white-balances the image accordingly.

I then adjust the level’s sliders until I achieve the most depth in the image. Don’t worry too much about brightness or contrast at this point, but focus on details of what you are looking at.

Finally, to adjust brightness and contrast, I open the ‘Curves’ adjustment window and tweak the curve until I achieve the results I like. Alternately, you can open the traditional ‘Brightness and Contrast’ adjustment window, and adjust it that way.

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