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Photoshop: Compositing

Create Great Composites with Photoshop CS 6
You will learn how to extract your subject, create amazing backgrounds and blend both images together.

With the power of Photoshop this style is more popular then ever. It is like doing a great landscape and portrait at the same time!

Details & Requirements

Length: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Experience Level: Beginner

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Required Software: Photoshop

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

Louvre Composite - Before

Louvre Composite - After

Pier Composite - Before

Pier Composite - After


2m 0s

Lesson 1: Introduction

A brief overview of the lessons and an introduction to compositing

11m 11s

Lesson 2: Retouching in Camera Raw 7

First we will retouch the background using the new amazing features in camera raw 7. A photo of the Louvre in Paris

7m 23s

Lesson 3: Extraction from the Background

We will then retouch our subject and extract him from his original background. This has become so easy since Photoshop CS 4 and the new quick selection tool and the refine edge option. You will learn an easy way to use these tools

17m 58s

Lesson 4: Blending Images

Then we blend both images together, dealing with all the colors, luminosity and composition issues. To finish off we will stylize the final result

10m 25s

Lesson 5: More on Camera Raw development

This is where we start our second project, a background of a sunset in Florida that we will first develop with Camera Raw to give it a very edgy, HDR look

9m 24s

Lesson 6: Extraction from a Simple Snapshot

We then extract our subject, a simple snapshot taken in my garden with no flash

17m 23s

Lesson 7: Blending Images with Stylization

We blend both images and we go there for an even more stylized feeling with a sepia look to the overall image

Source Files

Contains 4 of my high-resolution RAW files to follow along with, retouch and composite

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