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Photo Compositing with The GIMP: Part 1

Nov 30, 2009, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Reynante Martinez)

"Yup, you read it thrice, I did too, don't worry. So what's the fuss about composing anyway? The answer is pretty straightforward, though. Just like how a song is written through a composition, a photo/image is almost the same thing. Without the proper composition, your image would never give life. By composition, I mean a proper mix of colors, framing, lighting, etc. This is one of the hardest obstacles any artist or photographer might face. It will either ruin a majestic idea or it will turn your doodle into a wonderful creation you could almost hear the melody of your lines rhythm through your senses (wow, that was almost a mouthful!).

"Whichever tool you're comfortable using, it really doesn't differ a lot as compared to how you could easily interpret your ideas into something much more fruitful than worrying how to work your way around. That's probably one reason I stuck into using GIMP, not only am I confident it can deliver anything I could 2-dimensionally think of but more importantly I am comfortable using it, which is a very important thing regarding design in my opinion.

"Just like how I wrote this article, composition comes into play (or you might already have doubted me already?). Without the drafts and planning I made, I don't believe I could even finish writing a paragraph of this one."

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