You will be taking portraits of your partner in two different angles. You will need to fill the frame and make sure you include from the waist up. It is your decision on the orientation of the images. Although, you will need to make sure that the two images you choose to use are orientated the same way. For example, both should be either horizontal or vertical.
* You need 6 different poses.
3- side view
This will allow you to try various color combinations.
You must shoot your images on a blank, clean background. The studio works best, but if you can find a nice solid background outside that will work just fine.
POST-PROCESSING IMAGES IN PHOTOSHOP
Bring both images into Photoshop and place them onto two separate layers.
Then on the top layer click the fx tool [layer styles]button at the bottom of the Layers Palette.
Fx>Blending Options- Then a box will pop open
Uncheck the R G B boxes in the ADVANCED BLENDING SECTION. As you click the boxes one-by-one you will see your image change colors!
Once you get the color combination you like hit OK.
Then if there is left over space after adjusting where you want the images to be SELECT a slice of the image with the correct color [make sure it is just the background and does not contain any of the subject inside] using the MARQUEE TOOL.
Then CLICK CTRL/CMD T and it will turn your selection into the bounding boxes to transform it. Pull from the side to stretch it out.
Then ADD and ADJUSTMENT LAYER [SELECTIVE COLOR] to refine the color combinations you chose.
FLATTEN LAYERS and then SAVE for OUTPUT.
Save as lastname-firstname-channels1.jpg, lastname-firstname-channels2.jpg
GO ABOVE AND BEYOND:
* Try combining a person and an Animal.
* Have your model make large gestures, i.e flip their hair, arm movements, large poses.
****Big thanks to Heather Rodriguez for the lesson*******