13. Single-Photo Composite


The single-photo composite is a great idea when you only have one photo to work with, but you want it to look like there’s more going on in the image. You’ll see this used a lot with sports photos, but I’ve also seen it used with regular portraits and even product ads. The idea is to make a copy of your original photo, make it way bigger, and fade it into the background. Because it’s faded, most people don’t really pay attention to the fact that it’s the same photo. Let’s take a look.


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