Today I am sharing an image from my ongoing series “The Ways You Will Go”. For those of you new here, “The Ways You Will Go” is a series dedicated to the visual exploration of the life lessons I have for my children. You can read more about the series HERE. For me, this image, "The Inevitability of Change”, is about accepting that change will always be a part of life and learning to embrace it can open new doors. This is a lesson I hope my children take with them as they create their own journeys.
I often get questions about what order I do things when I composite and edit an image. Because this image required a fair amount of compositing and heavy Photoshop editing, I thought it would be helpful for me to share the steps I took. The editing happened over the course of a couple of days so I couldn’t do a speed editing video. Instead, I am going to show you the progression of the image in a slideshow format. With the help of Animoto, I compiled screenshots of the image, with explanations, into a video that I hope you will find helpful. My goal is to share both a bit about how I think about the editing of an image and to show the order in which I do those steps. As always, I am happy to answer any questions so feel free to reach out on Instagram or Facebook. I hope you enjoy!
I want to thank the amazing Emma Wuillermin for being such an extraordinary model. And, for being brave enough to stand on this stump on a very windy day. I also need to give a shout out to my friend, Susan, for being the best leaf thrower I could ask for. And, lastly, thank you to White Hill Mansion for providing such a beautiful backdrop.
If you want to learn more about compositing and editing in Photoshop, check out my FREE 22-PAGE EDITING EBOOK. The link is below. In it, I walk you through all of the steps I took to edit one of my favorite images.