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Online Dorsetmike

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Backscene joins
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:55:44 PM »
I notice on quite a few layout pics obvious backscene joins, I've had a play with some in an image editor and managed to get something that works for me. I start with a downloaded backscene, various sources on line some free some pay for, for this eample I used the "Windward" number 4


These images full size are 1200mm/4' long by 210mm the maximum length I can print on my Oki colour laser

after making a few edits, altering colour balance, adding tractor, cows and worker,

flipping the original image followed by a few more edits, adding a farmhouse, cloning out some trees, adding other trees, so as to make the flip a bit less obvious

now a close up of the join

Still needs a few tweaks but you get the idea, ignore the sky I cut off the sky. I do a similar job on sky backscenes and stick those onto the top of a 12" back board and then stick the trimmed scenery at the bottom overlapping the lower part of the sky.

This is on a previous layout

I've also done similar work on some of the Gaugemaster ones.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 03:04:14 PM by Dorsetmike »
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