Make a "Sweet Dream" Composite Come True

Hey guys!


This composite is more abstract, which is slightly different from what I usually do.


I gathered some stock images to create the background and to add other graphics to the composite. All stock images and the subject were already cut out, making it much easier to place the images in the composite and save time.


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When placing smaller images, I made sure I zoomed into the graphics because I had a little more control over them. I noticed that many stock images came with shadows, but in the tutorial, you’ll see that I removed them to make the composite look put together.


The most challenging part of the composite was putting the subject's reflection in the mirror. Her arm came out of the mirror, and her reflection required a lot of masking. This part made me think the composite reflected something out of a dream.


Before I started with my global adjustments, I made sure to walk away from the composite for a while because I like to give my eyes a refresh before I say I’m entirely done with the composite.


I made the composite much moody and dramatic by making the global edits. In the tutorial, you’ll see how I made the composite look much more like an illustration and added adjustments that emphasized the texture of her dress and on the rock.


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This composite was so exciting because I loved seeing how the result came.


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Happy Editing!

Tara Lesher