Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing a skull, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
So now we're ready to put our skull into this scene, to complete it. …But before we do that, let's just look at the background, to make sure everything …is just the way we want it. And looking at it, it's not quite right. …Why? Because back here you see this is all …nice and dark and ominous. But this wall and the platform or the …bridge it was standing on, are much too light. …They are distracting and they're going to take away from the overall scene. …We want the skull to be the center of attraction. …So we need to tone these guys down just a little bit.…
So I'm going to to the wall and I'm just going to use Hue Saturation. …It's a real simple command. I love using it as you see I use it quite …a few times. I'm just going to darken the whole thing …just to bring it down a little bit, just like that. …And, I click OK. And the same thing with this foreground. …The little bridge we're standing on. First, I'm going to go into Levels on …that one. Just to punch up some of the details that …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1with Bert Monroy4h 38m Intermediate
The Making of Times Square: The Peoplewith Bert Monroy3h 18m Intermediate
The Making of Times Square: The Techniqueswith Bert Monroy4h 56m Intermediate
Creative Inspirations: Bert Monroy, Digital Painter and Illustratorwith Bert Monroy53m 6s Appropriate for all
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