Compositing a Design onto Paper using Photoshop, and MUCH MORE!

If you’re familiar with my Creative Family Portraits and if you’ve watched any of my videos on Composite Photography, then you know I’m all about doing things differently. There are a ton of Photographers creating a multi-ton of Video Tutorials on roughly the same topics.

So, where can you find Uniquely Different Tutorials on how to Composite a Design onto a Blank piece of Paper using Photoshop?

Right here at Photillustrator, that’s where!

I have literally had ZERO questions about how to do this technique, but when I had to figure it out for a Family Portrait I was working on, I thought it was cool and wanted to share it with those Composite Photographers crazy enough to care.

So, pull out your blank pieces of paper, and let’s get started.

Being a GREAT Composite Photographer

The reason you’re reading this right now and the reason you’re about to spend, or have spent, 12 minutes of your life watching this video tutorial on Compositing a design onto a piece of paper, is because you want to become a BETTER Composite Photographer.

Am I right, or are you just here because you like really boring videos on YouTube?

No, we all strive to become better at Composite Photography, and a few of you, myself included, are striving to become a GREAT Composite Photographer like the Photographers I featured in my video “5 Composite Photographers who Inspire Me”.

Having done this Compositing thing for a couple of years now and learned a lot of Sh!t along the way, I now know the ONE THING you must acquire to become a GREAT Composite Photographer.

Want to know what that ONE THING is?

Let’s face it, you could be doing a lot of other things right now more fun than reading this and watching a boring 12-minute video tutorial of me droning on about a ridiculous Compositing technique you will rarely ever need to use.

But you are here and you are watching the video because you believe mastering a technique is the key to becoming a GREAT Composite Photographer, and while, YES, you gotta have masterful Compositing skills, I’m here to tell you there is ONE THING way more important than how good your skills are.

Are You Uniquely Different?

First off, I am not a Photoshop Guru or Tutorial Guy like Aaron Nace from Phlearn or Glyn Dewis, both producing absolutely great content and both MAJOR resources I’ve used and still use, from time-to-time still today.

I said to myself, “Self! What do you have to offer that’s Different than what’s already being done?”

This is a question far too few Photographers are asking themselves, which is the reason we see SO MUCH mediocre work and the reason your GREAT Composite Photography is so desperately needed.

So, my question to you is, “How are you Uniquely Different than the BAZILLION of other Photography hacks out there fighting over the same small piece of pie?”

While from time-to-time I produce video tutorials showing you some basic and common techniques, my GOAL is to produce ridiculously Different tutorials you can’t get anywhere else. To share with you many of the techniques I use to Solve the Problems I routinely face when creating my Composites.

The videos I want to bring to you are answering the questions I have but can’t seem to find video tutorials for.

Practice Images

You have a choice right now, and I won’t judge you either way. Heck, I won’t know which choice you made either way, so there’s no way I can judge you.

You can either click the ‘Download’ button below and download the two images you’ll need to practice this technique, or if you truly aspire to become a GREAT Composite Photographer, I challenge you to go out and do the photography yourself.


The question, in fact, is, are you going to become a GREAT Composite Photographer or a GREAT Digital Artist?

That’s a Wrap

I know this video tutorial is about a simple Photoshop technique, but there’s SO MUCH MORE to becoming a GREAT Composite Photographer. I asked you earlier if you knew the ONE THING you must acquire to become a GREAT Composite Photographer, and now you’re ready for the answer.

The ONE THING you must acquire is the ability to quickly Solve Problems!

Composite Photography is a blending of Techniques and Creativity, which means you have to be both Logical and Creative, using both the right and left brain. Developing great Critical Thinking skills will easily separate you out from the ocean of average Composite Photographers who still think if they just knew how to use Photoshop better, they’d be a better Composite Photographer.

Leave a comment below and tell me how you’re Uniquely Different from other Photographers in your area? What makes you so special?

Comments (2)

great post…thanks for sharing your experience.

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