Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing the toy, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
So now that our toy is all nice and retouched, it's got a new eye and …everything, we're ready to bring him over to our street scene. …Now, Godzilla is made up of four different layers. …So I can go in here and say, Merge Visible. …But you see what happens when I say Merge Visible? …They all became a single layer. Let me undo that. …What if, down the road, you want to do something different, like, maybe change …some of the colors, change the eye to a flaming eye or whatever? …You don't want to go through all those steps all over again. …You have everything you need here. So what I'm going to do, is I'm going to …choose to Merge Visible, but this time I'm going to hold down my Option key, …which is Alt on a PC. So I say, Merge Visible, and you'll …notice that now the original four layers are still there, but it created a whole …new layer up here, which is a composite of the various pieces.…
So we'll go in here and call this guy Godzilla. …All right? So now, there's my street scene in the …
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
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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