To create my images, I deconstruct my original idea into a number of individual images.
Then I capture those images on camera whenever possible. I prefer to use my own images. But if an idea requires an image I can’t capture, then I use stock photo sites. Unsplash and Pixabay offer some good quality free images.
Next, I use Photoshop to layer, blend and adjust the images to create one perceived photo. Believability is something I work hard on in Photoshop. I like my work to have a sense of realism.
To ensure believability, where the shadows and highlights fall are especially important.
Check back in a few days for a post on adding shadows in photoshop.
Take care, Michelle 🙂