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Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites by Matt Kloskowski

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15. Adding Illustration

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I first thought of the idea for this composite from watching a Mountain Dew commercial. It was, of course, a video of a skateboarder jumping various obstacles, but what I really thought was cool was that there were these illustrative streaks and shapes following him. That’s when I first got the idea of mixing a real photo with fake shapes. Shapes we know couldn’t possibly be there in real life, but still look cool anyway.

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Extending the Background

My idea for this composite had more of a wide-angle view. I wanted it to look ...

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