Composites

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

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    Here's a simple one I did. 3 images. $Berries-Studio-AID-(1-of-6)_FLT_SHRP.jpg
     
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    This is a composite of 6 pictures

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    wow ... both of these images are really nice! :D
     
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    I guess a panorama qualifies as a composite.
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    ^Your horizon is not straight...
    I guess what bothers me about these "composites" is that the white balance seems off on the different elements, or, the lighting is different, focus is off, etc. If your taking the time the arrange these in a composite, then why not take the time to fix the other issues as well?
     
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    You have a good point, but that's part of the fun of a composite as far as tweaking ones skills in making them. Each one I've made was totally different in some way. It allowed me to let my creativity develope and get an idea of what I really love to do as far as graphics or photography.

    Do you have a composite that shows what you mean? It has all the shadows and lighting just right? I'd love to learn how you edit the images to get a better image. :)
     
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    In my case it came down to what I wanted vs' what the child wanted :) I don't do composites a lot but sometimes ithe skills come in handy. Another instance was a gymnastics team that INSISTED on their team photo in a room where I could not fit the entire group in my frame. So I took a shot of the top 3 rows then the middle rowns then the bottom and stitched them together. In that case it came down to doing whatever was necessary to keep a picky client happy. These are all retail examples.

    Composites have been around as long as photography. I love some of the work people did in the darkroom, combining photos. I always thought this was a neat example: Henry Peach Robinson's Fading Away
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    If the purpose is just to learn how to use photoshop, which is what I assume you are using, then its fine. I was only pointing out that you shouldn't stop there. While I don't have any images of my own readily available to show you, I can provide links if you'd like, to some with flawless execution. Also, not knowing your level of photoshop experience, its hard for me to give pointers. but I can say that these would need multiple layers with various shadows, burning, dodging, blurring, sharpening, and then perhaps some global gradient maps to even out the tones, and make it appear as one image. When your eye can pick out things that don't look right, it makes the image appear fake. The ultimate objective is to fool your eye. Good start though :)

    some examples. although not people. And not my work so I can't post here.
    Mercedes Comp Profile | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Garden Varity Ferrari | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Redhead | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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    also, this guy
    Bert Monroy
    is an absolute master at photoshop...
    there are tutorials on his site as well.
    times square has 750,000 photoshop layers!
     

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