Star Wars diorama backgrounds, Part II
Continuing where we left off...

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The area Count Dooku obscured was replaced with a portion of the background just to the left which I inverted.  The droids were just painted out.

This was the usual combination of pasting, then smearing.

I just copied textures from the lava and the rocks.  It's more of a paste-over than a removal of the characters, but the textures of the lava and rocks are so random that it doesn't matter.

This was a difficult one, but it was the best shot I could find.  The white walls were easy to paint Obi wan out of, and Yoda's chair was a solid color, but Bail Organa's chair took up a lot of the frame.  The angle was such that I couldn't paste anything over him, so I just used the smear tool to finger paint.  Oddly enough, his shadow remains even though he's been removed.

Bye, bye Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.  Again, just a cut and paste job followed by smearing the clouds a bit.  The smear tool makes great clouds and smoke out of any pixels you start with.

As with the Jango shot in Attack of the Clones, I just waited for General Grievous to move out of the way, then took a portion of that frame and placed it over where he was.

For whatever reason, the pasted section didn't align properly, so I had to do quite a bit of smearing to get it to look more natural.  Even then, the lighting is noticeably different.

This one was too complicated to even attempt to remove the trooper.  Most of these shots took between 5 and 10 minutes to do.  This probably would have taken a lot longer, so I just left him in the frame.

Episode IV: A New Hope
I did this diorama literally a couple years before the rest, so I worked almost entirely with existing images except in a very few cases.  In most cases, I don't have the individual files any longer.

Copyright 2006 Alexplorer.
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