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In Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing, Chris Orwig demonstrates how to take photographs to the next creative level by combining images in Photoshop. This course covers multiple compositing scenarios, including portraits and architecture photos, from selecting the images, to blending photos with layer masks and blend modes, and resizing and sharpening the results. Chris also covers tips and tricks design to inspire and increase the drama and interest of photographs. Exercise files are included with this course.
Now that we've combined these two images together, the next thing I want to do is work on the bullet. Now just so I have a bit more control with the bullet what I am going to do is click-and-drag this to the top of the layers stack here, so it's up top. I am going to go ahead and duplicate this by pressing Command or Ctrl+J. So here you can see we have two versions of the bullet. What's nice about this is we can then apply Blur to one of these versions. Let's turn off the visibility of the top layer and go down to the underlying layer and click in the layer thumbnail.
Next, let's go to Filter. Here we are going to choose Blur and then Motion Blur. And what I want to do is add some Motion Blur just at the right angle there, so it's a pretty straight angle. Next I want to control the overall distance and then click OK. Well, the problem with this Blur is that it's blurring forward and backwards. That doesn't look very good. But check this out. When we turn on the visibility of the top layer we can then target that and we can reposition this so it kind of covers up the front, and then we can move this around so we get it exactly where we want it, and then once we have that we'll zoom in.
And as we zoom in by pressing Command+ Plus all we need to do is click in the mask and just work on this trailing edge here. Grab my Brush tool, make the Brush nice and small, paint with black. I am just painting away that little trailing edge right there. Now you can see we have this blur kind of coming after the bullet there, trailing off behind that. We can also control the opacity of this, if we want a little bit less blur. And again, that's just for fun adding a bit more motion to this, adding a touch of drama there. All right, well so far so good, the bullet is looking nice.
The next thing we need to do is work on the overall color and tone. So let's do that in the next movie.
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