Kin - or, Combining Images

Two photos (please mouseover image) were combined to make the final image seen above. The foreground, an Audi TT roadster, serves as frame and presentation for the TT coupe, which plays the subject role. Depth of field appears compressed with the two cars in focus, so the background trees were blurred to lend some spatiality. Lighting effects provided an ethereal glow.

Techniques used included polygonal lasso, magic wand, gaussian blur, clone tool, matting, layers, dodge and burn, lighting effects, and the transform tool.