Driftwood by nickspicsnz


Year 3, Week 25 - Make a Background

This week we had to make a background. I tried to make my image all about the background by creating a composite in PS.

The background and "shelf" are the same photo that I took of some driftwood on a beach. For the background I rotated the shot to make the grain vertical. For the "shelf" I adjusted the perspective to make it look more horizontal.

I put the flowers in a glass jar so that the background would show through. I duplicated this layer so that I could mask out the jar in one layer and the flowers and stems in the other. I reduced the Fill and Opacity percentages of the jar layer and placed it above the layer with the flower and stems so that the driftwood background would show through.

I adjusted each layer individually with black & white, curves and photofilter layers.

Even though my efforts are not the greatest I've been enjoying learning more about compositing, layers, masking and editing over the last couple of weeks.
you have done really well - I love that the vase is blended in
June 21st, 2020  
Nice work!
June 21st, 2020  
That’s very clever Nick! Well done!
June 21st, 2020  
Nicely done!
June 21st, 2020  
Cool capture.
June 22nd, 2020  
Great photo and good achievement of the goal
June 22nd, 2020  
@annied @brigette @susiemc @jernst1779 @rickster549 @photograndma Thank you all. PS still feels relatively new to me and I'm enjoying what I'm learning to do with it.
June 23rd, 2020  
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