Graphics – Blending images in Photoshop

 

He then asked us to blend together a few pictures to make a single image.

 

 

Screen clipping of my final image

final-image

 

Justin said to think of a theme and build an image based on that theme, my first thought was flight and so using my subscription with Graphic stock I searched for airplane. I found this image.

 

Screen clipping Turbine of Airplane

jet-engine

I then wanted to merge it with some clouds and found this image.

 

Screen clipping Clouds

clouds

I placed the two images on top of each other, using layers in Photoshop.

 

Screen clipping combination of two images

combination-of-two-images

The top image was the clouds and the lower image was the jet engine, I then reduced the top layers opacity to 55% which I feel gave me a pleasing mix of the engine and the clouds overlaying it. I then started thinking about other forms or modes of flight and decided to search for a bird, I found this image.

 

Screen clipping of a bird

bird

I liked this images at it seemed like it would fit perfectly on my image on the right hand side where not a lot was happening in my image.

 

Screen clipping compilation of three images

combination-of-three-images

I placed the bird layer between the jet engine and the clouds, using a layer mask on the cloud layer I painted out some of the image covering the bird to allow more colour to come through.

 

I then thought maybe I should find even more forms of flight, I had a jet engine from current aviation so why not try to find one of the very first planes, I searched for the Wright brothers and found this image.

 

Screen clipping Bi-plane

bi-plane

Though not the Wright brother plane I liked the image and so decided to include it in my compilation.

 

Screen clipping compilation of four images

combination-of-four

Again placing this layer just below the clouds layer and using some masking I feel I got a nice mix of images. Then I thought how about a flying insect.

 

Screen clipping Digital Dragonfly

dragon-fly

I found this image of a  digital rendered dragonfly, dropping the opacity of it I placed it over the lower portion of the jet engine. In hindsight I do not like this final addition to my image and wish I had taken the time to find a better image of a flying insect.

 

Screen clipping of my final image

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