Step 3
After importing and converting all your assets, ensure your layers are organized: give each one a logical name, and group together layers with objects you’re planning on scaling together. In this case, I’ve grouped together the layers containing the five images of the gum-drop morphing into the foetal Gummi Bear.


Step 4
In this illustration, I want to use circles to frame key elements. I could just create circles in Photoshop but because I’m not sure what size they will ultimately end up, I will create them as vectors in Illustrator and place them in my Photoshop workspace as smart objects. This allows me to scale them cleanly without concern of ‘jaggies’. Here’s how: open Illustrator and create a new document. Select the Ellipse tool and click and drag the cursor while holding down the shift key to create a perfect circle. The size and colour aren’t important. Just be sure it is only a fill and no stroke.


Step 5
Select the circle and copy it to the clipboard (Cmd/Ctrl + C). Go to the Photoshop document and paste the circle (Cmd/Ctrl + V). A dialog box appears showing your Paste options; select ‘Smart Object’. A new layer with your circle will automatically be created. Name the layer accordingly. If you need more than one circle, duplicate the original circle by right-clicking on its layer and selecting Duplicate Layer. Add a neutral grey background by creating a new layer, selecting all (Cmd/Ctrl + A) and filling with 50 per cent grey.


Step 6
Move your objects around and compose as you see fit. Since all your elements are Smart Objects, you can freely scale without fretting over image resolution. Once you have a composition that you’re happy with, start jazzing things up by applying filters to some of your objects.