A few days ago I made a composite with two of my images and really liked how it turned out. I call it Dante’s Forest. I was asked by a friend how I made the composite, so today I provide the step by step.
The Original Images
In Photoshop, I placed the foggy trees image over the abstract image of an old car I shot at Old Car City. I changed the blend mode to “Darken”
I liked the initial look of the two images combined, but didn’t like the trees showing up in the black area. I created a layer mask and hid the trees at the top and bottom of the composite.
Things are looking good, but wanted to get more out of the middle section of the composite. The colors were not rich enough, so I adjusted the levels to get the pop I was looking for.
Almost done, just applied some contrast using Nik’s Color Efex Pro to get the final image…
I hope you enjoyed the image and the mini-tutorial on how it was made!
© All images copyright protected. All Rights Reserved. – David L. Morel ~ 2014