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Old 10-03-2011, 05:31 AM
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A composite from a Newb

Hello Everyone, I just finished creating this composite, which I thought I'd share and see if anything needs to be done in order to really finish it off. The background is created from 10 separate images which I shot myself. The tigers are stock images that I isolated and put into this image. I shot the person as well, in my "studio" at home, then isolated and imported into this image. THis is my second composite, so I anticipate there being some issues

I'd really like to know if the image is believable (ie is everything blended properly). Constructive critisism isgreatly appreciated!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:47 AM
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Re: A composite from a Newb

It looks like the tiger laying down is floating.
I haven't done any compositing, so I have no suggestions on how to fix it, or even why it looks the way it does.

Good luck, it looks good (to my untrained eye!)
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:22 AM
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Re: A composite from a Newb

It looks really good for your second try. I like the over all tones, and the background is great. The composition is good too.
The tiger that is laying down seems to have a shadow in front of his tail and maybe if you put more grass in front of him that will help too.
I'm not convinced that the man is the correct size for the grass. If it is possible maybe you could shot someone standing there and compare the sizes.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:08 AM
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Re: A composite from a Newb

Thanks for the criticisms guys, always helpful. The field is a farmer's field which had very high, dry grasses so i scaled the man to be proportionate to the tigers. That may explain why the grass seems high. I may have made the tigers too small though, i'll see what i can do about that.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:19 PM
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Re: A composite from a Newb

You are off to a good start. I think the shadow on the middle tiger is not wide enough, it looks to me that only the front legs are casting a shadow.
Regards, Tom B.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:53 PM
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Re: A composite from a Newb

Hi, GMDee, and welcome to the forum.

The lighting and shadows look a bit off to me. The glow in the sky suggests that the sun is low in the background and should leave the tigers and figure in shadow, but the figure appears to be lit from the front left. The shadows suggest that the tigers and figure are lit from different sources judging by the length of their shadows: the tigers from low down and the figure from higher up.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:59 AM
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Re: A composite from a Newb

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Thanks for the criticisms guys, always helpful. The field is a farmer's field which had very high, dry grasses so i scaled the man to be proportionate to the tigers. That may explain why the grass seems high. I may have made the tigers too small though, i'll see what i can do about that.
great work so far I agree with things already said, but i would scale the man up so that his eyes are level with the trees ( please say you work with layers and save them ) I also think the laying down tiger is a bit small , i would even consider leaving him out !

and as you said the field had high dry grass so the feet etc would not be seen as they would be in the grass they do look a bit as if they are walking on grass

here is a tutorial for shading and lighting you might find useful




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