Photoshop Effects: how to make a postcard-style photomontage

Photoshop Effects: how to make a postcard-style photomontage

Travel photography is one of the most enjoyable pastimes for most photographers. What better way to spend some quality time with your camera? There are so many interesting new sights to capture, you’ll probably come home with a bag full of maxed-out memory cards.

Inevitably, once you’ve printed your favourites and shared them with others, you’ll be left with lots of other good shots. But what to do with them?

Well, why not make a postcard-style Photoshop montage? This technique works best on simple shots of recognisable landmarks and objects, so it’s perfect for those holiday photos we’ve all taken that, while pretty, won’t win any prizes for originality.

Cool Photoshop Effects: how to fake stop-motion photography

Cool Photoshop Effects: how to fake stop-motion photography

Falling objects captured by stop-motion photography are impressive, but the techniques can be a bit hit and miss. For a simple Photoshop solution, first shoot a background, in this case a cake and tablecloth, and then the object you want to show falling through the air. Using Photoshop’s layers and masks, we can overlay the two and give the impression of a high-speed shot. Here’s how it’s done…