Create Composites (or Photomontages)

Simple Composites: Four Samples

Compositing is the process and result of making a composite photograph by cutting elements from photos, editing them, and adding them to a master photograph, making complex visual masterpieces driven by your creative vision. Today, composite pictures (a.k.a. photomontages) are created using image-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop. Each of the following composite examples shows the individual elements to be "cut," the master background photo on which the cut elements will be placed, and the finished composite.

Whether your new composite will be simple or complex, you're about to create a visual illusion, one that isn't physically possible. You'll soon appreciate the joy and amazement of your next (or first) composite.

Below are four simple composite samples that Warren enjoyed creating. But, if you want to create a complex composite or a special composite, click the appropriate thumbnail of the following three.

Simple

Composites

This is the background image for one of Warren Camp's four simple composites.

Page 1

Four simple creations

Complex

Composites

'Here's one of two of Warren Camp's complex composites.

Page 2

Two complex creations

Special

Composites

Images of the devil with dollar signs introduce this special Scripture Picture composites page.

Page 3

Several custom creations




Simple Composite Sample #1

A photo of Rosanne and Warren in Grand Canyon, 2008. Warren sleceted and isolated his head and created a new image of it on a transparent background, as shown in the next image.

Rosanne and Warren: Grand Canyon 2008

Headshot

A small portrait of Warren Camp's head that he used to create the next two composites.

Warren selected his head element from the adjacent photo; in the next two composites, see how he used that headshot image interchangeably on two different photos.

After digitally cutting the edge of his head from the sky and clothing, Warren pasted the small headshot image on a transparent background (shown upper right). He re-sized the headshot to blend in proportionately when placed over the heads of different anonymous men in two different background images below. Click the next two thumbnails to see the finished composites.


Click both composite thumbnail images to enlarge them. Click again to reduce them.


The 'after' effect of Warren's smaller sample composite.

Click to enlarge.

After putting his headshot atop a head in a background photo, we see "Warren the geek" checking out a problematic PC tower.

This composite  Warren Camp made of himself in his secret underground Macintosh lab.

A Macintosh devotee for the past 29 years, Warren works in his secret Mac lab at WCD.


See Warren's Time magazine composite that combines these two images in a web launch.




 Simple Composite Sample #2

Two 'before' images containing five individual graphics surround the finished composite that Warren put on a food-service brochure.

Combining five individual composite ingredients, Warren created a stylish ad centerpiece.




 Simple Composite Sample #3

Close-up of Bible page
styled with a dark vignette

Scanned image of a
Post-It note package

Compositing a framed Bible page and a blank Post-it note allows one to add appropriate text
on the Post-It note to enhance the overall impact of the message.






 Simple Composite Sample #4

Stock images of pumpkin pie with pecans and a line of pumpkins make an attractive composite (shown below).

Stock images of pumpkin pie with pecans and a line of pumpkins make an attractive composite (shown below).

Now take a look at Warren's finished Thanksgiving card composite in this before-and-after transition.



See the end result  Move your cursor on then off this image to see the completed transformation.

The 'after' image shows the Thanksgiving card that Warren created and sent to clients and friends.

See and download for free more than 300 of Warren's custom-made
Scripture Picture creations found on this page.





More Composites


Simple

Composites

This is the background image for one of Warren Camp's four simple composites.

Page 1

Four simple creations

Complex

Composites

'Here's one of two of Warren Camp's complex composites.

Page 2

Two complex creations

Special

Composites

Images of the devil with dollar signs introduce this special Scripture Picture composites page.

Page 3

Several custom creations


* * * To return to the composites "Opener" page, click here.


In addition to Warren's nine composite/montage pages,
see the large collection of WCD's unique photo edit pages in the left column.




Don't wait any longer to showcase your photo presentations. Contact Warren Camp Design today, at 209-795-7661, to discuss your upcoming campaign and learn how Warren can utilize his digital artistry skills to enhance and give prominence to your photos.