Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge: Portrait collage, part of Photoshop: Create a Portrait Collage.
(ambient music)…- [Voiceover] For this challenge you're gonna do something…a bit different from the demos in the rest of the course.…Instead of combining multiple portrait images,…you get to work with a single portrait image and transform…it using photos of landscapes and nature details.…Here are the landscape and nature images that I will…use for the composite that I create,…but I encourage you to use your own shots if you want to.…Depending on your level of Photoshop skills,…the complexity of your idea, not to mention…how much of a perfectionist you are,…this challenge should take about an hour.…
But compositing is all about the details,…so you might want to spend longer on it.…Let's review the objectives of the challenge.…You want to use the provided images,…or you can also use your own photos.…Since this is a portrait collage, try to keep the man's…face visible, but if the creative muse takes you off…in a different direction, that's okay too.…Use layer masks, blend modes and adjustment layers…to achieve your creative vision, and image…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Seán Duggan steps you through the process of using Photoshop to combine a set of portraits into a collage. He uses the compositing features of Photoshop, including layers, selections, masks, and Smart Objects, in combination with the transform and tonal styling tools for maximum creative impact. These techniques will help you build a new portrait collage from scratch and discover some new tricks in Photoshop along the way.
- Choosing images
- Arranging layers
- Retouching and masking
- Blending layers
- Pulling it all together