Photoshop Composite Tutorial

I've only gone and done the most embarrassing thing...

A few people requested that I explain how I added the falling the petals into my latest self-portrait 'Rebirth of Flora', and silly old me went and made a really bad 25 minute video explaining the whole process!

It went straight in and tried to recreate the whole edit from scratch, so I made a few mistakes along the way trying to remember exactly how I did it, and I end up mumbling through half of it as i'm trying to concentrate, but hopefully you can take something from it!

What do you think? 
Would you like to see more videos?
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New Editing Process: Lightroom + VSCO Film

After my 52 Week Project finished in December 2013, I took a bit of a break from shooting so regularly in January 2014. It turned out to be quite a long break, with only a couple of shoots here and there, thus i've barely had reason to open Photoshop for any editing.

I've seen Lightroom being recommended left, right and center as the next best editing software, so after overcoming my fear of learning a whole new program, I decided to give it a shot.

After a few weeks of edging my way around the software, I finally found my feet today whilst editing some candid shots from last weekend in Brighton.

I incorporated some VSCO Film presets, adjusted some sliders and even dabbled with the adjustment brush, until I had developed them further to my own style, and I am very impressed with the results!

I probably only have a total of 5 black & white images in my portfolio, but after creating this gorgeous preset I ended up applying it to all the images!

I'd love to know what you think of my new editing style!