The biggest take away from the video series I watched on Dreamscapes was the use of a few techniques to really create some out of this world imagery.
Using some of the tools discussed by Monroy, I was able to quickly and easily extract all of the different fire hydrants that I took photos of. The pen tool came in handy in extraction, as well as the color selection tools. I had known of the select by color range tools prior to this tutorial, but I didn’t know of some of the advanced uses of the tool. Using this, I was able to easily extract portions of my hydrants to work into the shot.
I managed to find a great picture of my dog, Sherlock, sleeping while we were out on the boat. It’s the perfect setup for my “Dreamscape” shot.
Moving from there, I knew what I wanted to add for Sherlock’s “Dream.” For this, I knew I didn’t have a photograph to use that would fit what I wanted to do.
For the environment, I went onto sxc.hu, a royalty free stock image site. I found the image I wanted, and then got to work on the final composition. I can’t really do a video breakdown of what I’ve got going on here, but I think you guys will appreciate the work that went into this.