22. August 2008

Photo-Compositing Step by Step


Webseite von Taylor James

Recently I stumbled over the site of Taylor James. He has step-by-step illustrations of the different photo editing stages involved in creating complex compositions.

» Taylor James (see Retouching > Case Studies)

I am especially fascinated by the amount of manipulation that is involved in each picture. Usually I only wonder how certain outstanding elements have been inserted into a picture. But in this step-by-step show you can see that almost nothing originates from the same picture. Backgrounds and even floors are composited from numerous completely different photos.

Some but few of these compositions have accompanying explanations which are also very enlighting.

I am wondering what the source is for all those single parts that make up the whole image. Buying them from stock photo agencies would be excitingly expensive – but traveling around to photograph them by oneself wouldn’t be much cheaper.

(via The Reaction)

(This article is also available in German)

7. March 2007

Plantimals – Merging plants and animals


Plantimals

Creating hybrids between plants and animal was the task of a contest at Worth1000.com.

Of course, the contestants were not supposed to interbreed real animals and plants, but to create deluding images with the help of modern image processing software like Photoshop.

The results are beautifully weird, although not all of them are as cruel as the sample image. :)

Topics: animalscontesteditinghybridPhotoshopplantspostproductionweird

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