My first composite

robbie36

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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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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.
 

robbie36

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Wow - how long did that take you?
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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