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My blog is my virtual diary i guess, Things of interest and various commissions I've worked on either portraits, sports portraits or even commercial imagines taken in the past or presents I'll post up here. not every job gets posted on my website after all.

Fantasy Composite Explained

Cosplay model India Philips as a Guilders Ritualist

I've always admired the efforts put into cosplay costumes, This outfit deserved my efforts to get it as close as possible shoot wise to the Ritualist illustration from the mmorpg game Guildwars. A big thanks to Miroslava Gergelova for yet another great costume design, and also Saphirebluxo our model for the day.

I thought you might be interested in a brief run down of this composite and how it slowly came together.

This shot was captured on white background and then cut out using photoshop.

This shot was captured on white background and then cut out using photoshop.

I had a play around at adding a ghostly looking skull with flames

I had a play around at adding a ghostly looking skull with flames

I then created some clouds and star effects using photoshops features for what will be the background.

I then created some clouds and star effects using photoshops features for what will be the background.

I then put all the elements together so far adding more effects to the clouds.

I then put all the elements together so far adding more effects to the clouds.

Shadows are then brushed in to the models body and tattoos to add mood.

Shadows are then brushed in to the models body and tattoos to add mood.

Light coming from the flames would light up our subject in a mystical way, green glow effects were added on her arms and torso.

Light coming from the flames would light up our subject in a mystical way, green glow effects were added on her arms and torso.

A green photo filter was added to seal off the image to give it the overall effect.

A green photo filter was added to seal off the image to give it the overall effect.

It all looks simple enough but all composites take time to craft the look and feel you want and I'm sure all users of photoshop know there at least 100 ways to do the same thing & probably quicker but this is just my version in this instance. 

Enjoy.

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