This image is the first in a series where the setting is one of the most beautiful of the protected landscapes of Portugal and has an almost infinite set of magnificent scenery. I had the opportunity to return to where I lived two years and where I rediscovered good friends. In these images I had the opportunity to work with people who have dedicated themselves completely and therefore gave a good example of the meaning I wanted to see represented in this image. I leave my thanks to Armando Lopes, Sandra Santos and the models (Beatriz Cunha, Mara Fernandes, Sofia Carvalho, Gabriela Gonçalves and Sara Lopes) for having accompanied me on this adventure.
How you could see in the previous video this picture is incredibly easy to edit.
This was the final image:
I started with 4 images:
I started by opening a new file with 100cm x 100cm 300dpi/inch. Then cut out the model from the background and created a new layer where I put the map (image 3) using Edit> Transform> Warp command to give a rounded effect and then I removed the excess. I took a bit of opacity to the layer of the map and the tool> Burn tool and I slightly darkened the shadow areas to coincide with the shadows of the model.
Then added image 1 and resized the model.
Removed the excess of blue sky and added the image 4.
I created a new layer where I added a yellow filter and selected the option Multiply and reduced the opacity to 50%.
Then I added a black filter and reduce the opacity to 30% and used the eraser to remove the filter around the model.
I put a new black filter with the same opacity and removed a little more around the model.
And last put a new black filter with an opacity of 50% and removed all the excess darkening just the corners and thus obtaining the final image.
Tip: Some of the strength of this image is due to the action caused by the wind in the model hair and dress. Anticipate these situations and be patient at the time of execution the image so that these elements can be recorded is a high value to the final image.