On the following pages are examples of the ability of Latitude 28 Design and Marketing to create new, often striking, photo composited images. by combining a variety of design elements. These may include photographic images (or portions thereof), text, illustrations, backgrounds, textures, etc.
Photocompositing is the art of combining a variety of design elements — which may include photographs, illustrations, text, backgrounds, textures, etc. — to create a single, unified image that communicates a message.
Photocompositing is different than Image Manipulation, a technique in which portions of an image are enhanced, changed, erased, duplicated or otherwise manipulated. However, many of the same digital techniques are used in both instances. Please visit the "Photo Manipulation" portion of this site to see examples of images that we have extensively modified for various purposes.
In photocomposited images, individual elements may stand on their own, or they may meld with other elements in the image. Blending of images — where two or more elements fade into one another — is common. Another frequently employed technique is the use of variable levels of opacity, where an element which overlies another is semi-transparent, so that portions of the underlying element are visible.
For example, on the next two pages are panels designed for ABR Information Services
in Clearwater, Florida. The panels, part of the company's traveling trade show display, measure 8 feet high by 10 feet wide. Together, they use 21 separate photographs; 14 separate layers of text were also used in the composition.
The photographs used in the composited images on the following pages were either digital photos Latitude 28 Design and Marketing took ourselves, high-resolution (300 dpi) images pulled from stock photo CDs, or images scanned from photographic transparencies of photos we shot specifically for use in various projects. Once all the photos are digitized, they are combined in Adobe Photoshop® using that application's sophisticated layering, channel and masking capabilities.
Note that for some images you can click on a photo to view a "rollover" image of the original photo that was used to create the final composited image. We encourage you to do so, since comparing the original image with the final image gives you a clearer idea of what compositing techniques were used in creating the final image.
to view representative examples of Photo Composites
Latitude 28 Design and Marketing has designed