After showing this to my lecturer we discussed what the most important part of the picture was and how to direct the viewers eye to that. So on this I have changed a few branches and believe this definitely makes a stronger picture with more direction instead of just a block of trees. I have added more light behind me and upped the golden skin tones of my skin slightly. I have added highlights and shadows and a drop shadow to the forefront branches include an insect and a tiny bit of moss. This all makes this picture more dynamic and I also feels it gives more movement to the image. Let me know what you think.
This composite started with the sky stock and changed the levels and curves to achieve a golden hue. I then removed the background on the stock pictures I took of myself, did blemish removal and made my skin look better and done some work on the eye to make it pop and then changed the colour to a bit more golden. I duplicated parts of my neck down to make it longer, applied a texture and used an adjustment layer to blur it in. I also then aded cut outs of the branches ontop the texture and reduced opacity and used an adjustment layer. I added a soft bright light behind my head which was ahcieved with a large soft white brush and lowered the opacity. I then added the vector trees/branches applied a texture to them and again reduced the opacity. Then I added highlight around parts of my head likethe lips and hair so it looks like the light is shining on, I also added highlights and dark bits to the close up branches. I then added moss where it was the darkest on the close up branches, added the ladybird which also had the colours amended to be more golden. I then added a slight shadow on my neck from the branches. Then i was done