- Sirius the dog showing off his new Ferrari! You can too this holiday season, thanks to apps like Face In Hole. Image manipulation by Lisa Tate using the faceinhole.com templates.

Put Yourself in an Action Film (Sorta)

You might not be able to star in a car chase scene heavy action film, or drive in your favorite racing circuit, but you can make it look like you did.

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This was year when Hollywood was finally going to recognize your talent and cast you in the next Fast and Furious sequel. Well, once again that didn’t happen.

Sure, you can blame 2020 on things not going your way, but there are only so many excuses you can make. That doesn’t mean you can’t entertain beloved friends and family you haven’t seen all year with a novelty photo.

For those who aren’t completely photo-editing proficient, here are three ways to create fake photos and backgrounds to send with those holiday and Christmas cards this year:

Face in Hole

The Face In Hole app has been around for awhile, and all you have to do is take a photo or upload one into the pre-made photo scenarios. There are plenty of movie and sports selections, from Lightning McQueen to Ferraris. It lets you adjust size, angle and other details to make sure it sits just right. Pretty easy, with some hilarious results.

Find your face, put it in the precut hole, and star in your own film with Face In Hole.

Find your face, put it in the precut hole, and star in your own film with Face In Hole.

Yourfilmposter.com

If you want to purchase a full size movie poster of yourself, the Your Film Poster site talks your through putting yourself in movie poster designs, from action to adventure, travel, science fiction and even Christmas themes. These cost about $30 (US) to purchase, but they come out looking professionals and make cool custom gifts, and fit perfectly in poster frames.

Some of the customizable movie poster ideas offered by the site YourFilmPoster.com.

Some of the customizable movie poster ideas offered by the site YourFilmPoster.com.

Of course is you have rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop, take a photo of yourself, cut out the background and use…

Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Everyone is on Zoom this year, and the official have been capitalizing on the Zoom Meeting virtual background craze, with plenty of ideas backgrounds curated from all over the internet. BMW has a nice image, as well as some sports and movies. In order to turn one of these babies into a photo you can screen-grab one of these, and is you have a minimal knowledge of Photoshop, add an image of yourself with the background removed. You can also screen-grab yourself in a Zoom meeting already in front of the background while holding up one arm like you’re taking a selfie.

Zoom has curated some fun backgrounds that could work well for a photo op background

Zoom has curated some fun backgrounds that could work well for a photo op background

Some of the example of movie posters ideas available at YourMoviePoster.com.

Some of the example of movie posters ideas available at YourMoviePoster.com.

Of course is you have rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop, take a photo of yourself, cut out the background and use…

Zoom Virtual Backgrounds Everyone is on Zoom this year, and the official have been capitalizing on the virtual background craze, with plenty of ideas backgrounds curated from all over the internet. BMW has a nice image, as well as some sports and movies. In order to turn one of these babies into a photo you can screengrab one of these, and is you have a minimal knowledge of Photoshop, add an image of yourself with the background removed. You can also screengrab yourself in a Zoom meeting already in front of the background while holding up one arm like you’re taking a selfie.

If you can’t find a good Zoom background, Google “movie background for” whichever movie you fancy, but I don’t have to tell you that, do I?

Our personal 2020 Road Warrior action film, using a movie background still, made our year a little more exciting.

Our personal 2020 Road Warrior action film, using a movie background still, made our year a little more exciting.

Technology has gotten people through some weird times this year, but it can also get us through the hurdle of sending that same old holiday photo in front of the house or tree. We might not have been able to go on extravagant adventures, but at least you can make it look like you did.

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