Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Advanced blending, part of The Art of Photoshop Compositing.
…Now it's time to add the clouds or the smoke in the sky.…So let's go ahead and target that layer and make it visible.…Now, I wanted to be sure that I…selected a supporting element that could have several meanings.…So I chose this photograph that can be interpreted…either as nourishing rain clouds or looming, threatening smoke.…And you'll notice that the shape of the clouds,…or the shape of the smoke is then repeated…in the shape of the moss growing in the lava fields in the foreground.…
Alright, so making this visible, let's transform it, Cmd or Ctrl+T.…I want to make it significantly larger So I might need to use Cmd+Minus to zoom out.…And I want to rotate it by positioning my cursor outside…of the transformation handles and then just adjusting it a bit.…I'll tap Return or Enter in order to apply that and…now, I want to use a blend mode, and I was hoping to get rid of this blue sky.…The first blend mode that I might want to try is lighten.…
But I don't like that.…So, then we'll go to screen which is a little…
- 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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