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Danny Smallman
Ghost Effect
on Jun 29, 2010 at 3:26:15 pm

Ok so I have been looking around at pics of they say Real ghosts as I do not belive in ghosts I find it all pretty fuuny, BUT I do know people who do belive in ghosts

Any idea on how I can create a Real looking ghost?

Thanks sorry for lack of info I am in a rush! thanks guys!

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Ghost Effect
on Jun 29, 2010 at 3:58:46 pm

Okay, well, if you're in a rush and can't provide details, I guess I'll just have to give you a rush answer, by golly!

Shoot your subject to be a ghost against a black background, making sure no lighting for the subject spills onto the background. A period costume and makeup to show a stage of decomposition would be cool, too.

Then it becomes a simple matter of playing with curves, levels, color correction effects,multiple layers, blurring and s few blend modes to get the desired effect. You shouldn't even need garbage masks... but if you do, they'll be really easy to animate.

There you go.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Ghost Effect
on Jun 29, 2010 at 7:54:38 pm

Unless your ghost is supposed to be one of those "ball of light" ghosts, in which case you can just play with a lens flare. :)

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