More tips for your sleeveface photography
Always try to match backgrounds
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The backgrounds in the sleeveface image bring the sense of time and place to the image and it's imperative that they are matched in the sleeveface and the real photograph. In the first tip about selecting LPs for sleeveface I suggested going for LP covers with simple backgrounds as they can be easily reproduced. In case you're unable to get the backgrounds perfectly matched, get as close as possible in terms of the color shade. If that doesn't help, you can always use a photo editing program to adjust the color.
Costumes add reality
If you are interested in learning how to sleeveface successfully, you should always look for frequent changes in clothing among the sleeveface covers. When you add a sleeve face to a body, pay attention to the proportion of the face or torso that comes up on the sleeveface cover. If you are looking for a full torso sleeveface shot then you need to match or "mismatch" the costumes perfectly. Remember the dress factor in a full body sleeveface photo or an upper torso image is very important and can be used to express creativity.
Placement of the sleeveface image
Depending on the kind of image that the sleeveface carries, one has to consider the distance of the image from the subject behind it. Say you have tight portrait of an artist on the cover, then you can just hold up the sleeveface image right next to your subject's face and take an interesting image. If you come across LP covers that have an environmental portrait, wide angle with more of surrounding space or location then bring the sleeveface cover a bit away from the subject so that the illusion of the replaced head or body part is as realistic as possible.