Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing the scale of the subject, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
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Now that we have removed the subject from her environment, we need to scale or…transform the subject, so that she fits into this new environment,…because right now she's just way too big.…So let's go ahead and copy that layer.…We can do that by clicking and dragging this to the New Layer icon.…Then, we'll turn off the visibility of the layer that we worked on.…And I'm copying this just in case I make a mistake,…because when it comes to free transforming, it's easy to go too far.…All right, well next we will press Command+- on a Mac or Ctrl+- on Windows to…zoom way out, then let's select Edit > Free Transform.…
This will give us the ability to Free Transform the subject.…Here you want to hold down the Shift key, then click and drag on one of those…corner points in order to make the subject much smaller, in order to fit a bit…more realistically into this frame.…So here I will go ahead and just change the overall size of the subject.…Now it really depends upon, where we position her in regards to her overall height.…
- Combining facial expressions from two images
- Creating a better group portrait with Photomerge
- Removing a subject from the background
- Changing the scale of a subject
- Enhancing the color and tone of a composite image
- Masking together multiple exposures
- Filling in background gaps
- Correcting overexposure
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Creating reflections
- Building in shadows
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Combining Expressions
2. Adding a Subject to a New Environment
3. Compositing to Improve Composition
4. Combining Exposures in Architectural Photography
5. Replacing the Sky in an Image
6. Showing Frame-by-Frame Action in Sports
7. Creating an Imaginative Scene
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