Teach It Tuesday.

Animation of the changes I made to the image in Photoshop.

In today's image we use Photoshop to complete an idea or concept that just could not be done in reality.   This shot uses two photographs and a handful of tricks to make this happen. 

In the first frame, you can see that the model is standing on a ledge safely on a street corner. The first thing that I want to do is fix the angles on that brick wall. Then I work on matching the color, shape and contrast as best I can. Next, I add the skyline photo which needed adjustments to color, brightness and contrast. Lastly, I lay in a texture to bump up the "grit" and tone of the image.

In all, this edit took about an hour to complete and ran up about 30 layers. 

The source images along side the final image.