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“Composite photography can take your photographs to a world where the limits are your own imagination!”

Hi Folks. Last week, Eddie presented the creative photomontage challenge with lots of inspiring images to whet your appetite. We are covering many of the subjects that you need to help you to get started, on our facebook creative photography group. Below the squirrels, I have posted some of the links that we have been sharing, which should help you to learn the processes. To see everything that we share, you need to have a facebook account and join the group…but I think the most useful articles are here and I will update with anything really helpful that comes in.

However, it isn’t just about processes. Try to make good designs and make your images tell a story. Now, all that limits you is having a viable idea and developing the skill to pull it off. A tip from me: don’t try to run before you can walk! Start off with just one image and a background and try to get them to match in perspective, colours and mood. Pay attention to matching the direction and the quality of the light. Ensure that you create shadows where they are needed.

Good luck and I can’t wait to see what everyone produces for the “aftermath” evening on 12th April. Meanwhile, there is an appraisal meeting on 1st February, when you can bring along your “works in progress” to receive friendly and constructive feedback.

Christine

Introduction to photoshop compositing for beginners.

How to Mask Hair Using Photoshop’s New “Select and Mask” Feature

Julianne Kost on select and mask with Photoshop CC 

Masking for composite

Detailed masking

Create a photomontage with GIMP

Gimp tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

How to tone with adjustment layers in Photoshop

Swap faces in Photoshop

Create realistic shadows

Creating perfect shadows in Photoshop

Add fog or mist to your images

Compositing quick tip

Using toys in montage

Fantasy Timelapse


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