This was a project in my Advanced Digital Imaging class. It was basically an exercise in combining different digital imagery into a cohesive scene. I manipulated two photographs (taken by me), created two vector objects in Illustrator, painted the background in Photoshop, and added lighting and blur effects also in Photoshop. Below are the original unedited photographs.
My concept for the scene was to show the importance of having an inspiring work area and having the right tools to create what is in your mind. So, I have my work area shown with various objects on the desk, including my phone which would have a tiny town emerging from it. Then wanted to add a mystical feel by placing the strange-looking objects (which are the two vector items). To further enhance the mystical mood, I added the colorized lighting and put the focus on the tiny town by using blurs.