Make a Photo Composite | Adobe Creative Cloud

Combine photos to create a stunning composition in Photoshop. Featured Artist: Temi Coker. Check out more of his work here:

Start from scratch, or download practice files [] for a head start. Steps below.

Prep your project:
1. Open the Adobe Stock image of the model in Photoshop.
2. Drag the Adobe Stock image of the betta fish into the open Photoshop document.

Position the fish image:
1. Rotate and position the new image: Choose the Move (v) tool and make sure Show Transform Controls is checked in the Options bar. Hover just outside one of the corner controls of the selected fish image and drag to rotate. Move the image into the desired position.
2. Re-shape the image: Right-click on the selected image and choose Warp. Drag along the gridlines to manipulate the image.
3. Press Return or Enter to place the image.

Add a mask to blend layers:
1. Add a layer mask: With the fish layer selected (Window – Layer), click the Add layer mask icon in the Layers panel.
2. Reveal parts of the model layer: Click the mask thumbnail (white square icon) on the fish layer. Choose the Brush (b) tool and make sure the foreground color is set to black. Paint over the parts of the fish you’d like to hide to reveal the model on the layer below.
Tip: Use the Options bar to set your brush settings. We started with a soft round brush with a size of 300. Use the bracket ( [ ] ) keys on your keyboard to adjust the brush size as you work.

Add a second fish image:
1. Drag the fish image from your computer again.
2. Resize and rotate the new image into the composition.
3. Add a layer mask to the new layer.
4. Use the Brush tool to brush over the parts of the new layer you want to hide and reveal the layers below. Paint with White to reveal parts you hid by mistake. Repeat until you are happy with the result.
That’s it!

To learn, more visit our Photoshop Tutorials page:



Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps so you can turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work across your desktop and mobile devices.



Send this to a friend