Two fantastic entries to the recent Photoshop contest came from Marcia Gold, who runs a post-processing and retouching service. She said she entered just for fun, and didn’t want to be eligible for the prize. I am taking the liberty of showing her two images here anyway, since they are outstanding takes of the original image …
I know you wanted it to look like he was coming from an unseen area…ergo the two versions: one in the sky alone which is inexplicable and mysterious; and one with a few silly cloud brushes thrown on top so it looks like he’s come from somewhere earthly. Hope you get a kick out of these.
The steps used involved three layers in Photoshop:
– Sky background
– Carefully masked cutout of climbing gypsy + his shadow masked at 30%
– The wall transformed in size and perspective + masked to blend with sky