- 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
- [Voiceover] Hello, and welcome to The Art of Photoshop Compositing. In this course I'm going to walk through concept development, image selection, and helpful techniques to create complex photo composites. Many of these images are inspired by my dreams and are highly personal representations of my imagination and personal reality. My images have an aspect of Realism, but they are not photo realistic. For me, compositing combines three lifelong passions: my love of photography, the process of creation, and technology. In this course we will go step by step through the processes that I've developed over the years and explore how elements can work together to better convey a vision.
We will rely on established design principles in order to unify images, making them believable as we create new interpretations of the world around us. I'll start off by examining What Makes a Successful Composite, including compositional considerations and image preparation. Then we'll customize the Photoshop workspace so that we can quickly access the tools that we need by modifying preferences, panels, and short cuts. We'll move on to create three complex composites using selections, layers, masking, and blending to isolate and seamlessly combine images.
We'll adjust color and tone at its scale and perspective and manipulate texture and focus to create beautiful, compelling, and believable images. So join me in this fun and challenging pursuit of self expression as we use Photoshop to explore and convey our personal vision through The Art of Compositing in Photoshop. Let's get started.