Friday, September 10, 2010
Building a Picture~using Photoshop Layers
Start with a boring photo of a mule at the break of day...the reds in the sunrise turn his coat into silky beautiful colors, enhancing it naturally.
Now the sky is boring and blown out. So I got rid of it.
Still pretty boring right?
So I grabbed a photo with a beautiful sunset from last week.
I cropped and edited this photo to put in sun-rays [how to do that HERE].
Next I overlayed the edited sunset over Badger and erased [using layer mask] the distractions on his chest.
Nice...but now the bottom of the photo looks awful ... blah.
So I inverted the sunset and added it to the bottom of the photo in a seperate layer. Here is how it looks with Badger erased out of it...
Then I flattened it and well...there you go, a picture with a bit of editing, added color and a bit of a 'fantasy' feel to it.
All from a boring morning photo.