Photo Composition Redo

The brief:

To rearrange items in a photo to create a better composition for use as a responsive image for a website.

Picture of table with food
The final result
Table with food
Photo before editing

The process:

Responsive images become cut off or zoomed into when browsers are at different sizes. This image got zoomed into the center, where there is a surprising lack of dishes. So moving the dishes into the middle ensured food is viewable at all times. Since most of the food was placed at the edges of the photo, only portions of the plates were available for use. I isolated and then copied the partial plates and positioned the extra pieces to form whole plates and fixed the patterns and food in the middle. I then added shadows to match the original image and found and colored a new wood background piece to act as a new table, as there wasn’t enough wood in the original to clone. I also isolated the spice jar and spilled spice as well as the basil leaf. I left out some objects if they would not have made sense in a new position.