Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining two exposures for the foreground and sky, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
All right, so here we're going to look at a compositing technique where we will…combine two exposures together in order to replace the sky in this photograph.…You can see in our Layers panel that I've two different exposures.…Now this was the first image that I captured, I exposed for the train tracks,…and I was just handholding my camera and I decided that I wanted some of those…beautiful sunrise colors in this picture.…So I also captured this second frame, now this one has a rich and deep and…beautiful colors there in the sky, yet we can't see very much of the tracks.…
So let's look at how we can combine both of these two exposures together.…To do that we first need to align the exposures, because I was hand-holding…this, if you click on and off the visibility of either of these layers, you can…kind of see how they're not quite aligned perfectly.…In order to do that inside Photoshop, what we do is turn on the visibility of…both players, then press Command on a Mac or Ctrl on Windows and click on both…
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- 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
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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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