Photo Composite Digital compositing is the process of digitally assembling multiple images to make a final image.
Steps for photo composite Step 1: Collect images • Background • Landscape, interior • Focal point • People, animals, objects • Use old photos or negatives and scan • Scan objects Step 2: Design composition with the images you have • Focal point • Format • Vertical or horizontal (background will decide if vertical or horizontal) • Horizon line • Goes above or below center • Unity- repetition of art elements (repetition= 3)
Step 3: In Photoshop, create new document • 10.5 X 8 (horizontal) • 8 X 10.5 (vertical) Step 4: All images must have same resolution • Unclick resample • After changing resolution, re-click resample and three boxes • Change size in inches
Step 5: Select the background and paste on new document Step 6: Select objects • Edit-copy, edit-paste To Change the size of an object • Transform • Move tool, check transform controls or Edit transform scale • Hold shift and drag from corner Step 7: Move objects around to get best composition Step 8: Add filters/change blend modes/adjust layer opacity/add texture
Assignment Create a digital composite that includes: A scanned photo A scanned object Your own digital shots *All images must be your own! It should tell a story or have a theme to it-like a big idea