Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Blending with a simple selection, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
When it comes to creating an accurate composite image, in other word an image …where mutiple elements are blended seamlessly and accurately, a selection is …usually the best approach. And using a selection is not actually all …that complicated. In fact the basic process is quite simple. …You create a selection and you use that selection as the basis of a Layer mask. …Let's take a look at an example here. I have this photograph of a statue …looking ominously at us and below it I have a back drop.…
Now granted here is a dandelion flower over on the right hand side but I think …the statue will cover that up just fine. And it will give us a more interesting …back drop for the statue itself. The first step is to create a selection …of that statue and so in this case I'll use the Quick Selection tool. …So I'll choose the Quick Selection tool from the tool box and then I'll simply …click and paint across the statue, trying to sample various areas of the statue. …You can see, as I work, the selection continues to expand around all the …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 35m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 45m Intermediate
1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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