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Butterfly Path Composite Gallery

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

Composites from the Monarch Butterfly Grove at Pismo Beach, CA; 2023

There is a joy I receive when completing a composite. The energy it takes to organize the images, get the right photographs, and the right lighting to complete a composite is the most important thing, especially if you are trying to achieve a more realistic image.

I, like the fact and the fine art techniques of really letting your viewers know that it is a composite. Certain effects can be achieved that look like paintings, old materials, and media, and just putting things where they don't belong is fun.

Call it a Salvador Dali reference and a Maggie Taylor fling, but I love the idea that I can add things like horns to a human, or leave things just out of order and make it work.

If you achieve the zooming in and patience I recommend taking the time to edit the entire image at 100%, and that's it. (Don't Zoom out and in again, you know what you want this may take a lot of time, and it is hard on your eyes.)

Add everything and turn the layers off that you don't need.

Make sure you do all your edits to individual layers before you add them as layers. In other words, if I want a telephone from another image, I will edit the telephone out of the image and then post it as a layer in my masterpiece. It's just ready to go!

Happy Compositing!

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