This has been a very valuable learning experience as it taught me to pay attention to the small details like:
– white balance
– direction of light
If you are going to replace a background and have it look not obviously fake then these are really important elements to be aware of. The lighting one is a key one, I see a lot of image composites where each individual part is lit from a different angle, with a different colour tone.
This image is a week old purebred arabian foal. I extracted with ReMask and then ran through Impression for a softer painterly look to suit the background.
Background was duplicated and used as an overlay (Hardlight around 30%) just to enrich the colours and tone down the very bright areas on the sides of the foal.
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Tomorrow there will be Steampunk Photos