Thanks for the response guys.
PhotoScape was originally recommended to me by Don Cheke.
Sorry Michael I only know the extreme basics of photoScape so I really can't give you any tips on it. Before the weekend I didn't know the first thing about paint.net, just about learned enough to put this composition together.
Henry H gave me advice about image wrapping a while ago but I must be a bit slow as I have only recently got my head around the idea of offsetting images to get the required wrap.
This Image came about after following wd's flyer thread.
This I suppose was a project from evolution of learning.
I will try to explain it all as best as I can.
All the photographic images used in this picture were sourced on the internet.
All photographic images used in this picture were darkened or mirrored with PhotoScape.
All the storefront display images were produced within TC and saved onto a white background (nice tip wd). All backgrounds removed with the magic wand tool in the final stages of composition with paint.net.
The original photo was edited by removing the shop sign from the upper left of the image using a clone tool, and the clip art head put in its place.
This photo was then image wrapped around a cube in TC.
The cube had cutouts where the windows should be. The interior and the windows were both ACIS solids.
So as you can see from the attached wire frame drawing the whole thing only works from one viewpoint.
The interior of the shop was again based on one image but both half's of the interior were wrapped separately to produce the effect of one interior.
The windows were made with a glass material and again image wrapped separately to produce an individual reflection of a shop across the street. Sadly this didn't really show in the final render(and no reflected cars either
Final composition put together with paint.net.
The writing in the windows was created in TC using 3D text.
Forgot to mention that the final image was produced using two different antique adjustments and converting to sepia with PhotoScape.
I think that just about covers it all.
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