Put it all together
Pro photographer Dave Lehl (davelehl.com) explains how he seamlessly blends each of the composite elements
Arrange the subject in the image The extracted rider was then added to the background and moved into the desired position in the image.
Create mood I painted in a dark-grey sky, altered local brightness and used color Lookups (Image>adjustments>color Lookup) to give the street signs some life.
Cut out the rider Going back to Photoshop I cut out andy using the Polygonal Lasso Tool, as I personally prefer this over the Pen Tool.
Photograph rider I shot my friend andy in a Denver parking lot about a month after the Hong Kong background, mimicking the low perspective and lighting direction.
Add mood to the subject I used similar brightness adjustments and color Lookups to make andy believably match the mood of the background.
Include fog and rain Some fog and raindrops were added for extra depth. Tip: use the Screen blend mode to remove a black background from a smoke/fog source image.