How to Create a Ghostbusters Ghost Effect in Photoshop and Lightroom

Well, all the ghosts I photographed are now busted.  You can see their finished pictures here, here, here, and here.  So all that is left is to show you how I did it.  This will be an intermediate-level tutorial.  Anything I don’t spell out specifically – like how to cut someone out from a background – can easily be found in written or video form online.  However, if you are still struggling with something after you do a search, don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comment section below.

A special thanks to Film Riot for giving me the idea to do this when I watched this video.

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Making a Harry Potter Wand

Packaging for a Wizard's Wand.  Name and Address Blanked out to Prevent any Muggling.
Packaging for a Wizard’s Wand. Name and Address Blanked out to Prevent any Muggling.

My ears perked up when I found out that our good friends oldest boy is such a Harry Potter fan that they are going to both HP theme parks in Orlando for his birthday.  I thought I’d have just enough time to construct a wand for him before they left.

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