Behind the Scenes: Creation of a Medieval Battle Scene Composite in Adobe Photoshop

If you can learn how to create high-end composite images, you are only limited by your own imagination. In this video, watch an incredible medieval battle scene created from start to finish in Adobe Photoshop.

Photoshop is such a profoundly deep tool that it can be used on many different levels. While many of us will use it to make small-scale adjustments to a photograph, there are a great number of digital artists who would work their way through far more of the software's potential. 

In many ways, I come from both backgrounds. My experience in Photoshop stems from 20-years-ago where I wanted to create digital art and website GUIs. What was possible was far more limited back then, but even so, I barely scratched the surface of what was possible, even in my own little corner of the application. In the last decade, my use of Photoshop has been almost exclusively for photography and for less dramatic edits. It's easy for photographers to forget just how powerful a tool you have at your disposal.

In this video, watch Clinton Lofthouse walk you through a time-lapse of his medieval battle scene. There are an enormous number of elements to this image, rivaled only by the number of techniques used to achieve the excellent final result.

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.

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