2 Us e isolated layers for composition
July 2016 To help make sense of complex composition tasks, create a minilibrary of characters and poses on transparent layers based on your initial ideas for the piece of artwork. You can then use these like cutouts and rearrange them into various alternate compositions. This enables you to quickly try a variety of ideas and combinations, which you can then work up into a more resolved sketch. You can create these character elements as Smart Objects in Photoshop, which retains the original resolution even if you enlarge and reduce multiple times.