A Simple Easter Composite: Bunny Kiss

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Hey everyone,


Easter is almost here!


I created this very simple composite for Easter. I used the existing background and added a little bit of stock to it rather than cutting the subject out and adding him to a whole different background.


For some of the stock, I used PixelSquid. What I love about PixelSquid is that you can download the different file types that make it easier to edit in Photoshop. I usually always add it to the lightbox, this is basically a plug-in in Photoshop.


To speed things along a little, before the tutorial, I did some cloning to the background and blurred it out a little bit. I do this in many of my hand-edits and composites to make the subject the main focus. If you’re interested in watching this tutorial or dozens more, sign up for the premium membership.


When editing, I focused mainly on the rabbit. I did do some puppet warp because I wanted the rabbit to appear like he was giving the little boy a kiss. I added some shadow to the bunny to make it look like the bunny was actually there.


I did do a smudge on the bunny. I do have a video showing how to make a smudge brush. If you don't already have one or don’t know how to make one, sign up for the premium membership to watch the video on how to make it. It really comes in handy when you’re working with animals and even grass.


One of the last edits I made, was to add the lavender flowers to the composite. I added three of the flowers, but you can definitely add as many as you like.


I did a lot of changes to the lighting and gradients for the composite. If you would like to see the full tutorial, you can sign up for the premium membership.


Happy editing!

Tara Lesher

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