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Dragon Tamer Photo Composite

In our next course from Creative Director and Photoshop Guru Rikard Rodin you will create a stunning fantasy scene of a woman taming a dragon. In addition to covering photoshop compositing basics—shortcuts, selection, masking, transform—there are unique techniques here for creating volumentric light, dust and texture and color grading with gradient maps.

Details & Requirements

Length: 1 Hour 46 Minutes

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Required Software: Photoshop CC

Read these instructions to get started with the course: Read Me 1st on Training

Read these instructions for help on installing presets: Read Me 1st on Presets

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20m 17s

Lesson 1: Getting Started

Learn the most used shortcuts in Photoshop—and the shortcuts that will drastically speed up your photoshop compositing.

11m 22s

Lesson 2: The Dragon

A short introduction to 3D compositing—learn how to use the most common 3D render outputs to composite an image.

18m 20s

Lesson 3: The Tamer

Here we cover selection and cutouts using paths, along with the Seleciton & Mask tool.

6m 14s

Lesson 4: The Cave

Learn different methods of selection and masking as we put together the background of the scene.

15m 50s

Lesson 5: Integration & Lighting

Learn how to simulate lighting with gradients and blending modes.

11m 32s

Lesson 6: Texture & Grunge

Here you'll learn about blending modes and how to add realism and "levels of detail" to an image with grunge and texture

13m 50s

Lesson 7: Color Grading

Learn the basics of color grading with gradient maps, color balance and curves.

9m 17s

Lesson 8: Final Touches

Learn both the destructive and non-destructive method to add sharpness and consistent film grain to your final image.

Source Files

All source files for the course.

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