Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing a sky and a reflection, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
Now to complete the background what we need is a sky. …Now we want a, kind of an ominous looking sky, stormy. …Not too overwhelming, but just a stormy sky, and I have one here. …See, got this little area up there I selected, I was looking at it, and …there's this one little bird way up there which will kind of add a little touch to …the upper left which is good. Now the buildings in the front, they …don't matter, because they're going to go away. …They're going to be hidden completely behind our ruins. …So, what we're going to do is we're going to take the entire image and put it …in. Let's bring it in.…
There it is. It's in the background, and what we're …going to do is, we're going to put it in the background. …We're going to bring it all the way to the back, back here. …And then we're going to manipulate it. Let's put it where we want it and I'm …going to go in here and use my good old transform tools. …Hold the Shift key to constrain it. And we'll bring it to the size of our …image and then bring it up. Right into there. …
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
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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