How to Make Book Illustrations

One of the most common ways to create illustrations for books is to compile photo montages. Essentially a photo montage involves joining together parts from several different photos to create a new and unique image. In this case it can be used to create illustrations in a variety of different styles to complement the contents of a book.

To start creating book illustrations in the form of a photo montage, all you need are the photos (or images) that you intend to use along with an editor. While it is up to you to decide on the former, as far as the latter goes your best bet is to use Movavi Photo Editor.

Not only is Movavi Photo Editor easy to use, but its features make it an excellent photo montage maker for creating illustrations. Initially you will want to use its features to remove unwanted objects, replace the background, or copy and paste parts of a photo.

When you want to get started just launch Movavi Photo Editor and click on the ‘Browse for Images’ button to add the photo that you want to edit. Once it is loaded, you can begin to apply the various features that are available.

If you would like to start using Movavi Photo Editor to remove unwanted objects, open up the ‘Object Removal’ tab. On the left you’ll see a variety of tools to help you select and remove objects, and you can start by using the ‘Brush’ to paint over the object you want to remove (though you can try the ‘Magic Wand’ or ‘Lasso’ as well). To delete the object in question, click ‘Start Erasing’ then use the ‘Stamp’ tool to copy other parts of the image and use them to cover any imperfections.

On the other hand if you want to replace the background using Movavi Photo Editor, open the ‘Background Removal’ tab. Use the ‘Foreground Brush’ to paint over the objects that you want to keep, and use the ‘Background Brush’ to paint over the areas of the background that you want to remove. Assuming the selection checks out, click ‘Set New Background’ to remove the background, then ‘Add Image’ if you want to use a new background.

To copy and paste parts of images, click ‘More’ on the upper panel then select ‘Copy/Paste’. With the selection tools that Movavi Photo Editor provides you can then isolate the area that you want to copy, and click the ‘Copy’ button. After that you can open the image you want to paste it in and click ‘Paste’.

In addition to making it so easy to piece together a photo montage, Movavi Photo Editor has a lot of other features that will help you make it stand out by applying artistic filters, adjusting the color parameters, altering the frame, and much more. All in all you should definitely have everything you need to create any style of book illustrations – with a bit of experimentation and creativity.

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