This past week my baby bump photo was a little more difficult to do than those in the past because we took the picture at the Louvre where there were thousands of people milling around.  I thought it might be fun to show you the original pictures I used and how I put them together.


I used these first two photos above because they had the best front and side views.  I usually find just two photos but because of the people and the bike I had to use a third photo.  The one below is perfect because they aren’t any people or objects in the immediate background,  the problem is that I have my eyes closed.


After selecting my photos, I went into Photoshop and took the background (or most of it) out of the first two photos using layer masks and combined them together (as you see below) before combining them with the third photo that has no extra people or bikes (which you can see below as well).  Because the third photo is almost identical to the second photo I didn’t have to make too many additional adjustments to the photo.

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And now you have my weekly baby bump photo with no extra people or bikes.  The last thing I do is either make small manual adjustments in Photoshop or run a Photoshop action that is used to enhance my image (i.e., color pop, smooth skin, retouching, etc.).  For example, in one of my originals you can see my bra just under my arm and in the final image I’ve removed it.

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