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Old 08-29-2016, 01:56 PM
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Draft composite - what would you do

Hi

I want to create a composite where my model seems to be hanging from the ledge of a cliff. I have done a very rough draft of the composite just to see if it is worth spending a few hours doing a real composite.

What is your opinion? I am also not sure how to determine her correct size, she is probably too large in the draft.

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Old 08-29-2016, 01:58 PM
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Re: Draft composite - what would you do

Separate files for background and model if you want to try for yourself.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:52 PM
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Re: Draft composite - what would you do

Lighting in not corresponding well, and neither does the angle to make it look real. She is shot from a downward angle and appears to be pulled away from the camera rather than down by the force of gravity. Light should be at a sharper angle, more of a short light, now it'll appear like that there is a light source in the cliff. Also, she is far too big the way you're placed her.

What you can do, if these are the images you have, or want to use is to: make her darker, much darker overall, and make her half-third the size.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:04 AM
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Re: Draft composite - what would you do

Would this work better?
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:45 PM
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Re: Draft composite - what would you do

Well I darkened the foreground rock on the left which is in the shade and decreased the size of the model.
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:23 PM
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Re: Draft composite - what would you do

Why insist on bringing together two elements that obviously don't match? I already stated what will make it look better IMHO.
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Re: Draft composite - what would you do

So Skoobey what is an IMHO?
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:00 PM
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Re: Draft composite - what would you do

The color and lighting on the woman make no sense with respect to her environment. You really should review similar work, as you seem to get stuck on the exact same point each time. I believe you can learn to recognize it, but practice isn't helping.

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So Skoobey what is an IMHO?
It stands for "In my humble opinion." I never use that acronym for obvious reasons.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:47 AM
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Lighting in not corresponding well, and neither does the angle to make it look real. She is shot from a downward angle and appears to be pulled away from the camera rather than down by the force of gravity. Light should be at a sharper angle, more of a short light, now it'll appear like that there is a light source in the cliff. Also, she is far too big the way you're placed her.

What you can do, if these are the images you have, or want to use is to: make her darker, much darker overall, and make her half-third the size.
What would a background look like where the lighting would correspond better and where would she be placed vertically to fit the perspective correctly?
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:49 AM
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Lighting in not corresponding well, and neither does the angle to make it look real. She is shot from a downward angle and appears to be pulled away from the camera rather than down by the force of gravity. Light should be at a sharper angle, more of a short light, now it'll appear like that there is a light source in the cliff. Also, she is far too big the way you're placed her.

What you can do, if these are the images you have, or want to use is to: make her darker, much darker overall, and make her half-third the size.
Is it possible to find out vanishing point for the model? She is shot on a white seamless so the real background doesn´t provide any clues.
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