Recently I have had a play with a large composite.
I have for some time now wanted to have a play trying to blend multiple images into one image.
Now my attempt is not pixel perfect, by any stretch of the imagination,
but it was certainly a great learning curve. And something very enjoyable.
I have previously posted in my blog, it’s a great way to keep up to date with the tools of Photoshop
and to try and keep your work flow fast.
It is amazing how quickly you can get skill fade, and end up doing things the long way round.
Your selections, dodging, burning will come on leaps and bounds the more practice you do.
I have included some screen grabs to show where I started and what I have
A starting place of a background from iStock photo.
Straightened the lines and cloned in more of a foreground.
Started adding some elements to the image, i didn't like some in the end and so didn't make it to the final image.
Happy with the placements of the elements. Added a texture over the ground. Just need to render the image with shadings, colouring and few little bits which certainly take the most amount of time in the whole process.
I have enlarged some of the small details so you can see.
I must of been in a real dark mood when i designed this image ;0)