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Photoshop: Fantasy Compositing

Enter the World of Fantasy
This project-based course teaches you the techniques for masking, compositing, lighting effects, color balance and adding texture and grunge to an image.

It includes 45 minutes of walking you through the steps to put together a fantasy composite image of a fairy (including all of the source files to go along with this tutorial).

Details & Requirements

Length: 0 Hours 48 Minutes

Experience Level: Intermediate

Tags: In-Depth Rikard Rodin Photoshop Workflow

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

Fantasy Composite

Creating Selections

Inverting Selections

Replace Colors

Generating Lighting

Adding Texture


1m 21s

Lesson 1: Introduction

A brief overview of what this course covers and each of the steps we are going to learn

10m 39s

Lesson 2: Cutting out the Subject

A few basics of photo compositing. Creating a mask using the pen tool. Cutting out a subject from a noisy background

7m 21s

Lesson 3: Adding a Background

Basics of photo compositing. Using blending modes to make elements look like they belong. Creating fake shallow depth of field

5m 28s

Lesson 4: Changing the Costume

Using the Replace Color tool. Using the patch tool. Using a combination of color blending mode and curves to change the color of an object

7m 6s

Lesson 5: Adding the Wings

Using alpha channel layers to create masks and selections. Using blending modes and layers to integrate an object into your scene

6m 1s

Lesson 6: Overall Integration

Using the “Lighting Effects” filter. Using the Soft Light blending mode. Adding more dramatic lighting to your existing scene/photographs. Using color balance to create overall integration to your composite

7m 59s

Lesson 7: Adding Grunge

Creating consistent “film grain” on a composite image. Quickly adding “grunge” and texture to your photo composite with blending modes. Creating an “old photo” frame to your image

2m 26s

Lesson 8: Adding a Title

Using the type tool. Creating a “grunge mask” for your title. Using blending modes on your typography

Source Files

Contains all the files necessary to follow along with the projects, original RAW photos, layered PSDs, textures, etc.

iPad Videos

Contains all lessons as iPad compatible videos

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