Occasionally we all need to boost our creativity by doing something new or different. And we have all taken images that could do with that little bit extra to pick it up or transform it into something a bit more saleable.
Why not try combining some of your images into composites.
It’s easy, just requiring a few Photoshop selection skills, the use of Layers and a few other easily learning tools. There’s lots of instruction on the web that will teach you these skills if you don’t already have them.
Here’s a few I’ve done over the past year or so.
Dramatic sky taken from an image taken in the Malacca Straits while on a cruise. The oil rig was drawn in on a separate layer using PS line tools.
Sign on a road leading to a supermarket, cut out from an original image with a dull sky. Using the pen tool, cut out the sign, transform it to give a more dramatic view, then add a more pleasing sky as background.
Again, the dramatic sky from the Malacca Straits. Add a silhouette of an aircraft taking off.
The Mallacca Straits sky again, with the Union Jack cut from an image taken from a historic village/museum on the Murray River in Australia.
Images of tropical flowers taken in studio with rainforest background suitably blurred added.
That sky from Malacca Straits again, with image of airplane landing at Melbourne. Used the Pen tool in PS to cut out the aircraft and a change of lighting to match the dramatic sky.
The Union Jack again (taken in Australia), combined an image of the white cliffs of Dover taken while on a cruise a few years ago.
I hope the above examples demonstrate that making composite images is not particularly difficult. And they can add another string to your bow using images that might not make the cut in their original form.