Combining Reality and Fiction: Creating a Sea Monster Composite
Bringing the real and the fictional together was not as challenging as expected!
I created this sea monster composite to show how easy it was to edit this with the techniques applied. This is one of the easiest composites available in the membership because the stock graphics already have such an illustrative feel, eliminating much of the work like editing lighting, shadows, color tones or things like that. The final image looked much more like an illustration or a painting.
In the video tutorial, I include exactly where I was able to get the stock images and filters used. Sign up for the premium membership to find out where.
Different techniques like adjusting shadows and tones, adding warmth, warping some images and using contrast and exposure were applied. Using the soft brush tool, I was able to take out any harshness in the composite. In most of my tutorials, you’ll see that the subject is the center of attention but for this one, since the boy is so tiny, it’s a little different. I was able to use the blur tool to enhance the subjects. I managed to make the boy the focus along with the sea monster.
Even though there are a number of steps to achieving the final image, you can customize your image to your preference. A lot of the steps were simple. For example, most of them consisted of resizing or adjusting color. Thanks to the stock graphics used, some of the work was taken care of.
The best part about editing this specific composite was being able to create this final image in such a simple way.
If you’re a beginner you’ll have fun with this one and will find it easy to do!
To start the video tutorial, sign up for the premium membership that gives you access to all tutorials!
You’ll learn how to incorporate stock graphics and texture in your own composite.
Don’t be afraid to try out this tutorial with the mystical sea monster!