I want to use Photoshop CC to place a logo on a photo of a hot air balloon and make it look realistic.
I’ve tried a displacement map but the logo came out oddly distorted, as follows.
I’ve tried a simple free transform and experimented with transparency options but it didn’t look realistic, as follows:
The balloon is such a complicated shape (not straight, not circular, not spherical, rough surface etc etc!) that I’m having trouble making any sort of progress.
Any ideas? Thanks!
Additional 1… As requested, original images:
Additional 2… I tried using a low contrast greyscale image with a little Guassian blur for the displacement map, as follows:
…which resulted in probably the best one yet, though I don’t think it’s perfect, as follows:
Additional 3… same as above but with a little perspective transform. Pretty happy with this!
If you are willing to work a little for a realistic result you should calculate the number of sections of the baloon you want to place it on, cut the logo in the equivalent number of sections and place each individual section manually with the help of transform -> wrap, opacity and blending mode, good luck.
Also, this is my first answer here so I hope it’s a good one.