I have recently learned a technique from @Captain_Zen about how to fake a “fill the airport” shot. I think the guide I have provided below will give users of IF the chance to make creative and fun combinations of aircraft at airports that don’t usually get much attention on Live.
Step 1: Download “Procreate”
Procreate is a professional digital art app for iOS. Just search for in on the AppStore. (Yes I’m sorry, but you’ll have to pay up).
Step 2: Go to an airport of your choice. For this tutorial, I will be using LXGB (Gibraltar).
Step 3: Find a “Point of reference”. This will be the point in which you should be directly above for each shot, and will help you get a better looking shot.
Step 4: Make sure you are directly above the “Point of reference” and take your first shot with your first chosen aircraft.
Step 5: Load the photo into Procreate. (Click photo to see button to press)
Step 6: Take more shots, with the free cam in the same spot (it may help you to have cam location on the bottom bar). Once done, crop these images so the photo borders wrap round the plane tightly.
All these images should be in the next parking space along from the last picture taken.
Step 7: Put it all together!
Bish, bash bosh! Your photo will be constructed in no time. Just remember to be careful when placing down the cropped photos over the parking spaces as even the slightest wrong adjustment can ruin the image.
Tell me what you guys all think of my 1st tutorial!