If you enjoy compositing cloudy skies into glamour composites, a simple tip is to use a horizontal (landscape orientation) image of a sky with a vertical (portrait orientation) image of the model. Instead of making the sky look more distant, and thereby adding depth to the image (as discussed in the previous blog post), this has the opposite effect: it gives the sky and clouds more presence. Here is a sky image that will be used as an example:
In Photoshop, the sky image is brought in the image of the model by shift-dragging it in. Holding the shift key down centers the sky image:
Next, the sky image can be positioned to give a pleasing composition:
Here is the final image of our model Tiffany:
In contrast to the simple technique presented in the last blog post, this equally simple technique makes the clouds appear closer, and gives the sky a more dominant presence.