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Creating Composites in Photoshop
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Creating Composites in Photoshop

with Tim Grey

Video: Welcome

Hi there, I'm Tim Grey. Composite images can be great fun to create but they can also be incredibly useul for a variety of purposes. There are of course, a great many skills and techniques you'll want to master, in order to produce the best composite images. And that's exactly what this video training course is aimed at. I'll start off by guiding you through some of the concepts of composite imaging, as well as some of the relatively automated methods of creating a composite. We'll then take a look at a wide variety of techniques, for creating composite images, mostly revolving around the use of layer masks. The layer mask is a remarkably powerful feature, that is at the heart of compositing, in Photoshop.
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  1. 1m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
  2. 12m 9s
    1. Creating layered documents
      3m 46s
    2. Working with image layers
      2m 36s
    3. Introduction to layer masks
      5m 47s
  3. 29m 6s
    1. Assembling a composite panorama
      5m 32s
    2. Creating an HDR image
      6m 52s
    3. Removing people with Photoshop Extended
      3m 22s
    4. Blending a logo with blend modes
      3m 36s
    5. Compositing based on luminance
      6m 4s
    6. Blending a photo into text
      3m 40s
  4. 1h 14m
    1. Blending with a soft brush
      4m 45s
    2. Blending along a gradient
      4m 37s
    3. Creating a filtered edge
      3m 59s
    4. Blending with a simple selection
      3m 22s
    5. Inverting a mask
      4m 5s
    6. Using a mask as a frame
      3m 28s
    7. Creating a mask for a range of colors
      6m 52s
    8. Creating a mask based on luminosity
      4m 26s
    9. Creating a channel-based mask
      6m 53s
    10. Putting a shape behind a subject
      7m 9s
    11. Deleting a layer mask
      3m 19s
    12. Creating a multi-image composite
      9m 13s
    13. Saving, loading, and combining selections
      7m 32s
    14. Blending an image into a texture
      4m 37s
  5. 27m 23s
    1. Reviewing a layer mask
      3m 6s
    2. Feathering a mask
      3m 21s
    3. Using the Refine Mask command
      6m 30s
    4. Mask cleanup
      5m 23s
    5. Dodging and burning a mask
      9m 3s
  6. 14m 17s
    1. Applying layer-specific adjustments
      4m 13s
    2. Resizing an image element
      2m 43s
    3. Adjusting perspective matching
      2m 45s
    4. Performing a reality check
      4m 36s
  7. 16m 59s
    1. Adding depth with layer effects
      4m 51s
    2. Using layer effects with text
      3m 52s
    3. Matching effects between layers
      2m 16s
    4. Adding a shadow
      6m 0s
  8. 14m 31s
    1. Using layer groups for organization
      5m 4s
    2. Focusing adjustments with layer groups
      4m 0s
    3. Adding multiple masks via layer groups
      5m 27s

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Creating Composites in Photoshop
3h 10m Intermediate Dec 03, 2012

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Putting together composite images is a great way to exercise your creativity, and in this course Tim Grey shares his tips for getting great results when you do so. After introducing the basic concepts and looking at some automated methods of creating a composite, Tim covers a wide variety of nifty techniques, from creating composites based on a gradient, to painting on a mask, to using a selection as the basis of a mask. Plus, learn how to clean up and improve the overall quality of your layer masks, apply adjustments to specific elements of a composite, add creative effects, work with layer groups, and much more.

Topics include:
  • Composite concepts
  • Creating automatic composites
  • Image compositing
  • Refining layer masks
  • Matching images
  • Adding effects to composites
  • Using layer groups
Subjects:
Photography Masking + Compositing video2brain
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Tim Grey

Welcome

Hi there, I'm Tim Grey. Composite images can be great fun to create but they can also be incredibly useul for a variety of purposes. There are of course, a great many skills and techniques you'll want to master, in order to produce the best composite images. And that's exactly what this video training course is aimed at. I'll start off by guiding you through some of the concepts of composite imaging, as well as some of the relatively automated methods of creating a composite. We'll then take a look at a wide variety of techniques, for creating composite images, mostly revolving around the use of layer masks. The layer mask is a remarkably powerful feature, that is at the heart of compositing, in Photoshop.

We'll see how to create composites based upon a gradient, by painting on a mask, by using a selection as the basis of a mask, and much more. Of course, if you're going to create a composite image, you want to be sure it's done with the best quality possible. So, we'll also spend some time looking at the various ways you can cleanup and improve the overall quality of your layer masks. Finally, we'll explore a variety of techniques for applying adjustments to specific elements of a composite, adding creative effects, and employing layer groups, all aimed at helping you improve the sophistication of your composites.

Throughout this course, you'll learn many valuable skills that will help you consistently produce composite images of the highest quality. And along the way, you'll have lots of fun as well. Let's get started.

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