Creative compositing

Compositing is a fundamental illustrative skill and this tutorial will reveal the techniques you need to layer a variety of different elements together - combining photographic, 3D and illustrative material. We'll be using Maxon's brilliant 3D modelling application Cinema 4D to create some of the elements from scratch, before jumping to Photoshop to layer the individual files.

Creating great artwork is as much about communication as it is about technique, so over the following pages you'll be shown how to focus on telling a story with your imagery, using elements that give depth of meaning to your craft and combining them in subtle but striking ways.

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