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Hello,

I am quite new to Affinity Photo, (without any experience with PS or similar tools) and I have the task to create a photo of a company building.

There are several billboards on this building and I need to exchange 1 billboard with the new logo. I have already managed to erase an old logo, have now the white background of the billboard and now want to add the new logo there. The background of the billboard itself is white, but because of the shadow it is a bit bluish.

So now I see 2 tasks in front of me: 1/ convert the logo to the right perspective & 2/ adjust/blend the colours of the logo into that bluish white background. The new logo itself has a white background and orange and black letters/words.

I bought a book that describes in detail (800+ pages) on how to use Affinity Photo, but I'm not sure what the right steps are that are needed or how a professional would proceed to get my job nicely done.

I have already, because of the wide angle lens, corrected the perspective lens errors of the building with: Live Projection > Perspective Projection (even too much so I have to do this again – straight lines are too much correction as the building becomes too wide at the top, as I see now).

 

Now I would be glad, if you could guide me, what techniques I should learn/use/mix to exchange the logo on that billboard.

Many thanks for any assistance.

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Hi @styxway and welcome to the forum.

The live perspective filter should work as you expected. Select the layer with the new loge,  then go to Layer -> New Live Filter Layer -> Distort -> Perspective...

Adjust the position and the size with the handles! Adjust the opacity of the logo layer so it looks like natural.

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First, thanks a lot for your answer. Thats what i wanted to do with the perspective adjustments.

But I only have to adjust the opacity of the Logo, and the colours should be fine? I thought i need to do a lot of mixing and adjusting colours in order the logo blends nicely into the background of the billboard. I will try this. Thanks a lot.

2 minutes ago, Komatös said:

Adjust the opacity of the logo

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  • 2 weeks later...

It took me a lot of testing and experimenting as I am new to this kind of programme. It's sort of ok, but I'm still not completely happy.

The result is now 2 versions,

One (top image) with a transparent background (which was white)

and the 2nd (below) with the original white background.

The colour of the orange part of the logo in particular is far too shiny for my taste. In both images the logo transparency is reduced to 75%. If I reduce it further, I lose too much contrast.

Shouldn't the whitish background (with bluish shadows) of the billboard be OVER the logo (and use the logo with regular white background)?

What do you think?

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Ah cool, i will try to find out, what that is and if does what i expect. The bluish-white of the billboard should be sort of covering the logo. So I will try to find my way. I imaging, there are many different ways to to blend.

 

Thanks for your input. :)

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Having positioned your new sign, I would then using the Pen tool just place a Curve above it, set it’s Blend mode to Multiply and then choose a blue/grey fill colour and maybe mess with the curves Opacity as well till you get the desired look.
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