Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing based on luminance, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
Sometimes the quality that really defines a photo is contrast. …And that doesn't necessarily mean you need extreme contrast such as this …backlit subject with the sun in the frame. …But if you have a high degree of contrast and you want to blend two images …together, then you might be able to take advantage of a very cool technique for …blending photos. In this case, I have a document with two …layers in it. The top layer is Parliament, and that, as …you can see, contains a parliament building, backlit by the sun. …And below it, is a Clouds layer, so if I turn off the visibility of the Parliament …layer, then we'll see the Clouds layer underneath.…
And what I'd like to do, is blend the two together, to use this sky, these …clouds, with this parliament image, and I want to do so in a very quick and easy way. …Because I have a high degree of contrast, I think it should work out reasonably well. …The trick is Advanced Blending options. And to access the Advanced Blending …options for in this case, my Parliament layer, I simply double-click on the …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
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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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