Seán Duggan shows how to use a Photo Filter adjustment layer to create a unifying color balance for the entire image. He also shows how to use the Mask Properties panel to apply nondestructive feathering to layer masks. He shows how the Layers panel can be organized by arranging layers into layer groups.
- [Voiceover] We're nearly finished with this composite.…To wrap things up, we'll make a few more changes,…organize the layers panel a bit,…warm up the overall color balance,…and apply a darkened edge vignette effect.…So the first thing that I wanna do is…I wanna scale…the image of Fiona on the beach a little bit smaller…'cause I wanna make it a little bit more…lined up with the pirate image over here on the left.…So I'm gonna make that layer active…and I'm gonna get the free transform tool,…command + t on Mac or control + t on Windows.…
Now I can't see the edges of the bounding box here,…so I'm gonna zoom down…using command minus or control minus,…so now I can see the edges of that bounding box.…And I'm going to hold down the shift key…and click on the corner of that box…and just slowly scale that smaller.…Now, notice that there is a problem happening,…you can see the edges of the picture here,…and in fact, you can even see the edges of the mask.…So what's happening here,…is that because the mask…and the layer are by default linked together,…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Seán Duggan steps you through the process of using Photoshop to combine a set of portraits into a collage. He uses the compositing features of Photoshop, including layers, selections, masks, and Smart Objects, in combination with the transform and tonal styling tools for maximum creative impact. These techniques will help you build a new portrait collage from scratch and discover some new tricks in Photoshop along the way.
- Choosing images
- Arranging layers
- Retouching and masking
- Blending layers
- Pulling it all together