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!