First Attempt at a Composite Image
A digital composite is when you take a few different images and combine them to make a single image. I notice that I do tend to gravitate to photographers that tend to create a lot of composites. One of my favorite photographers that I follow is Lisa Bonowicz. As you can see in this image https://lisabonowiczphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/awakening/, she has nailed down how to create beautiful art work using this technique. Unfortunately for me, I had no idea how to do this in photoshop. I mean I did know that it would involve using multiple layers, but that was the really extent of my knowledge.
On Friday night, while I was editing images I came across this helpful YouTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt8voyl6bP0, which I watched a few times. So I gave it a shot and I used the images below to create the final image above. Again, this was a very simple composite but I had to start somewhere. After creating the composite, I used the oil paint tool in photoshop to add a little bit of texture to the image. I think it is going to be much easier planning a shoot with the composited in mind, rather than taking random images and trying to create one.
Below are some of my other favorite images of Lisa’s.
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