Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a floating island, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1.
In this movie we're going to take our castle, with all the nice little trees around it,…and we're going to put it on top of an island that's going to be floating in the sky.…Now here's a situation where I don't really have an island laying around, especially one…that's floating in the sky.…So this is a case where we're going to have to create one.…You don't have be a professional photographer with a big giant studio, no.…I'm going to show you what I did.…I took a dead plant from my garden, and I just raised it in my patio right here, I just…took couple of patio chairs and put them up on a table, and some bamboo that shoot right across the top.…
On one of the bamboo that shoots I just put a large piece of white paper and on the other…one I put down the dead Azalea root ball.…I shaved it down a little bit just to get the shape that I wanted, and using my little…Cannon G9 I shot the shot that we see here.…I'm going to go in there and select that ball and separate it from its background and in…this particular case it's going to be easy, because I made the background a pure white.…
- Creating alpha channels
- Isolating content with clipping groups and layer masks
- Turning a day sky into a night sky
- Compositing photos
- Creating tableaus
- Blending color and tone in combined images
- Painting in explosions
Skill Level Intermediate
The Making of Times Square: The Peoplewith Bert Monroy3h 18m Intermediate
The Making of Times Square: The Techniqueswith Bert Monroy4h 56m Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2with Bert Monroy3h 47m Intermediate
1. Understanding the Basics
2. Moonlit Night
3. Castle in the Sky
4. High Cliff
6. Secret Base
7. Crash Site
8. Ruins by the Sea
9. Castle on the Lake
10. War-Ravaged City
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