Blended Photos or Photo Composites

A composite photo is an image created using multiple photos that are blended together in photoshop. The key to making a blended photo look more realistic is making sure that any light in the photo is coming from the same angle.

Following is a photo composite that I created by blending three different slow-shutter night photos:

Photo Composite Christie Bryant

Douglas Phan stood in the same position while all three photos were taken. I blended the three photos in post-production.

Here are the 3 original photos pre photo composite:

The key to creating this photo composite was making sure the background was black in all three photos. I took the time to black-out anything that was not wanted in the final composite.

Do you want to learn more about photo composites? Check out these blog posts:

Creating Convincing Photo Composites by, Mark S. Johnson

Creating Composite Images in Photoshop by Apogee Photo

How to Composite a Dress by Sarah Bowman

Creating photo composites can be really exciting and fun! Create something new that wasn’t there before and make people wonder how you did it.






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