Pills for the confusion

About this tutorial

Sometimes letting your imagination roam freely results in the weirdest images. Like many of my images that use absurd humour, this shot was a composite of the armour, which was shot in New York and the rest of the image, which was shot in Vancouver. As is often the case when I work on composites such as this image, I try to keep lighting style, or anything that would make Photoshop obvious as low key as possible. This often makes the image look like a simple snap shot, which is exactly what I typically aim for.

Topics covered in this tutorial:
  • Matching light quality to ensure a seamless composite.
  • Planning the shooting process for complex composites.
  • Adjusting tones on composite elements to create a seamless image.
  • Casting, locations, and propping.
  • Using plate images to aid the composite process.
  • Masking techniques for composite images.
  • Using Photoshop’s Puppet Warp Tool.
  • Legal & ethical issues surrounding this image.
All images, video and written content of this tutorial © Greg Blue Photography. Images, video and written content may not be used, copied or republished in any way without the express written permission of Greg Blue Photography.

 

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