Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of his creations involve combining various photos together into seamless composite portraits of people. After blending in pieces of pictures to create his scenes and inserting the subjects, Asabin works to match the lighting to make the people fit in.
Asabin compares where he started with where the piece ends up. Often, he’s working with several issues from the get-go, from bad lighting to distracting backgrounds. But through digital trimming, shading, highlights, and color adjustments, Asabin overcomes these obstacles to transport his subjects to another world. The result is that they look perfectly in place—like these people were always meant to be there.