Recently I have been working on producing composite images. I just completed my second Photoshop composite of the semester. Here are the photos it consists of.
White background added.
Layer masking after selections to get the separate parts.
Displacement mapping was used to create the blur of the bottom of the bottle as the eye would see it through the water.
There were two layers of the splash itself; one above and one under the bottle layer. The opacity of the one on the top was lessened in order to let the bottle show through a little more. (in a gradient manner, less opaque near base) The splash was also warped and transformed to shape to better work with the shape of the bottle. The opacity of the reflection was also brought down.
Level adjustments were added to blend the lighting further.
I like the detailed sharpness of this photo and the fresh blue/green tones. Something I noticed that could be improved is that the edges of the bottle are not very distinct because it is too “blown out”.