Create an original flat lay composition with Photoshop lighting techniques and images from Adobe Stock.
Find images to add to a photo composite
Search for items that relate to your subject matter with a top-down view and a similar light source.
Quickly create masks with unique masking tools
Use the Object Selection Tool in Photoshop to quickly mask and isolate interesting areas of the image.
Adjust the exposure to match the lighting
Add an Exposure Adjustment Layer above the masked artwork and set it to be a Clipping Mask.
Create some highlights and shadows
Paint black on the Adjustment Layer mask to create light areas, then add a Drop Shadow to match other elements in the image. Export the composite to a JPG file and save it to your Creative Cloud files.
Apply the composite to your web page
Click the photo button in Spark Page to add your new composite to the title area of your online article.
The final result
Now you have an original flat lay composition that sets the proper tone for the online article.
Check out this curated collection from Adobe Stock with more images that you can use in your next project.