Introductory: Custom Backgrounds for Transformers Toy Photography

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    Hello all!

    I recently got a Project X Genesis and it has some cool box detail. I started using the interior insert for the background when I take pics like this:

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    I also have a Green Giant that I've tried to do the same with, but its interior is just a little too small for more than one figure. I've also had issues with running out of space with Genesis. So, I wanted to take pictures of its box art that I would be able to print out as many as I'd need. I also wanted to have purple Decepticon versions, too.

    So that's what I did. I snapped a picture of the various sides, used GIMP to resize them a bit, then made different colored versions for some of them. Now, I suspect I'm not the only person who might find use for these so that brings us to the end.

    I plan on just printing these out on normal printer paper. I didn't draw any of these; [they're] just recolored.
     

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    Custom Backrgounds for Transformers Toy Photography

    EDIT: 6/20/2013
    So I ran around and took a bunch of pics of stuff. Then I ran around in Star Wars Galaxies and took even more pics of stuff. When all was said and done I had probably 150 to 200 pics... So I took 30 random pics and photo shopped them. So here's some more for people if they want.
     

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    So I ran around and took a bunch of pics of stuff. Then I ran around in Star Wars Galaxies and took even more pics of stuff. When all was said and done, I had probably 150 to 200 pics. I took 30 random pics and photo shopped them. So, here's some more for people if they want.
     

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    I just did a few more over the weekend. This time it is outdoor settings and concept art from Fall of Cybertron. All I did to find these was Google image search for "Fall of Cybertron concept art". So as such, I obviously don't own any of these.

    Here's some examples of them in use:

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    Still glad you guys like these. :)  I've gone and recorded a bunch of footage from the games for this purpose. I'm currently going through that footage. The multiplayer maps need some manipulation before they can be used here. But here's a bunch of new shots.

    If anyone has a specific frame they'd like, I've uploaded the videos I'm taking these from on my personal channel.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ryoku1/videos
     

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    Another post.
     

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    Meow.
     

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    Have I mentioned I took a lot of pictures?
     

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    Whew... Done with this batch.

    This was all the cut scenes from Fall and War. Basically any shots I wouldn't need to take into a photomaniupulator to remove/crop stuff.
     

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    In preparation for some videos I want to shoot, I finally needed some of the backgrounds I've been working on (or rather backgrounds that I filmed then ignored for 6 months..). So here's the first of 2 posts with a snippet of REALLY BIG backgrounds. I needed them to be just over 22 inches tall so the widths are all over the place but the heights should all be the same.

    EDIT: Huh, I can't seem to upload the last 5 pictures...
    So I uploaded them to another site and I'll provide links. I would just post the pictures but they are really huge.
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AkI9_wAlqYo/U8nxr5uH4xI/AAAAAAAAEZ0/n8iFcM-ORRk/w1492-h839-no/Junkyard.jpg
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fkep2JoZIGc/U8nxqT4FklI/AAAAAAAAEZk/S9m-N8lJb1g/w1492-h839-no/Metroplex+distance.jpg
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sHtrzIShL4g/U8nxrn_kDEI/AAAAAAAAEZw/MaZa9mktLuE/w1598-h451-no/Sewer.jpg
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YurbBUnmgwo/U8nxtJ2OD3I/AAAAAAAAEZ8/rmkYdygPVwI/w1492-h839-no/Statue.jpg
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uU4SPMV3T48/U8nzFWqX8dI/AAAAAAAAEaY/LYrzkSlKKXc/w1492-h839-no/junk.jpg
     

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