Image Compositing

Recently, I was asked to combine at least 5 photos I have personally taken and create a completely new and different image. After about 3 days of sifting through hundreds of holidays and event photos, and endless amounts of paths I could go down, I finally came up with this.



This idea behind this piece was to illustrate when your mind starts to wonder off to memories of places you’ve travelled to or to where you might go next.

This final image was creating in Photoshop. The top few layers (the hydrangeas and the girl on the couch) were cut out using the eraser tool and were then overlapped and tweaked to make it appear like the couch is floating in the hydrangeas. A slight shadow was then applied to the couch.

The two background images were put together with the ‘darker colour’ blend mode and then touched up with the eraser tool.

The image in the frame was distorted to fit within it and has a overlay blend applied to make it stand out more.

Lastly, the cat was cut out using the eraser tool and has a drop shadow effect applied to make it pop out a bit from its image.

Below are all the images I used to create ‘Daydreaming’.



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