I came up with the idea of beer mug being part of the ocean splash and despite its difficultness I’ve decided to turn it into the reality for Pilsner Urquell Czech beer brand. I’ll show you the montage workflow step by step.
It’s always a bit of pain with high resolution montages to find great image sources in sufficient resolution. I’ve been lucky enough to find this sexy beer mug as a basis of the whole scene 🙂
Then I was lucky to find a good looking wave to visualize the basic leitmotif.
I’ve added some additional splashes and bubbles to make wave look more realistic.
I also wanted Pilsner Urquell label to be visible through the wave to better emphasize the brand.
In order to communicate the taste of the beer, I’ve added basic beer ingredients such as malt, hops, and barley to better materialize the beer taste.
To put things into context, I’ve added background symbolizing beer itself with primary focus point on the beer mug influencing where the person will look at first.
7/ Unify Brightness
As all source images typically differ in brightness, mashing them all together required to unify their brightness to the same level to deliver the feeling of consistency.
8/ Unify Color
The same as with brightness works for colors too. All images have to make one visually consistent whole.
To deliver the ultimate feeling that we’re looking through the beer glass, I had to add realistic beer bubbles covering the whole beer part.
In the final step, I wrapped up everything together. So I did overall contrast and color adjustments, added slight vignette to even more focus attention on the beer mug and added basic brand labels and claim. Voilà!