Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the wings, part of The Art of Photoshop Compositing.
…Now, in order to add the wings, let's return…back to Bridge and double-click on the wings.jpg file.…Now, I'm not going to spend a lot of time creating a path…here, I already did that and I've saved that in the file.…But before I turn that path into a selection, I…want to remember to convert my background to a smart object.…That way, when I click on the path and drag…it down to the Make Selection icon, and then add…my mask, it will add the mask outside of the smart object.…
So now I just need to view both of these files, so I'll use Cmd+Shift+T, tap…the V key to get my move tool and then drag and drop the wings in.…I don't need this file open any more, so let's go ahead and close that.…And I don't need to save it.…Now, the wings are obviously far too big, so we'll…use Cmd+T or Ctrl+T in order to free transform them.…I'll zoom out Resize them down holding the Option+Shift or the Alt+Shift on Windows.…Now if I want to, I can use Cmd+ in order to zoom in while I'm free transforming.…
And let's go ahead and make it about that large and tap Enter or Return.…
- What makes a good composite?
- Refining your story
- Composing using the basic principles of design
- Customizing your Photoshop workspace
- Preparing elements from your source images
- Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
- Mastering the Pen tool
- Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Why Composite Images?
2. Customizing Photoshop for Compositing Images
3. Composite 1: Perception
4. Composite 2: Erosion
5. Working with the Pen Tool
6. Composite 3: Two Birds
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