My first composite

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by robbie36, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    I was slightly surprised that we didnt have an image thread for 'composites'. Doesnt anyone do them?

    I have been teaching myself Photoshop for about a year now and was keen to try a composite. I shot the model at my home and the background is then made up of about 20 other images. The actual image is 10,000 pixels wide.

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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Nicely done!
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  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Wow - how long did that take you?
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  4. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    It's over processed - for my tastes...

    However, it is quite awesome anyway, and looks like it should be a movie poster...

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  5. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Very nice! It has an grunge-steampunk feel to it.

    One of the hardest things about mixing various elements into one is getting them to look like one and not pieces. I did notice a shadow missing for the red cylinder thing on the right side.
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  6. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    It took me a very long time! Probably 20 hours editing in total (the Photoshop file was over 3GB.) There are a number of reasons it took me so long.
    1. I am not exactly fluent in PS - my guess is that someone decent at PS could do it in 4 hours or so.
    2. With a photoshop composite you have a lot of opportunities to put things right - it just takes time. With a photo you are basically stuck with what you shot.
    3. You have infinite opportunities to add, subtract and rearrange images. I actually took quite a lot of stuff out at the end because the image was becoming too crowded.

    Anyways it is a great learning experience!

    BTW you can see a larger version of the image in my Flickr account (see signature).
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  7. tubedriver

    tubedriver Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 30, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hi Robbie,

    Well done! I think that you should be very proud.