Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing a shape, part of The Art of Photoshop Compositing.
…So now that we know how to make straight paths and curves paths and…even change the direction of paths, let's go ahead and put it all to use.…We're going to create the shape of a duck, and we're going…to use all of these guides to help us create our path.…We'll start here, kind of at the top of the head.…And I will click and I will drag up, in the…direction of the direction line that we can see, faded below.…Then,…in order to create this curve, I'll click…on the second anchor point, and start dragging down.…
Then we'll move down to the base of the neck, and I'll click and drag again.…And then to go in the other direction, we need to click and drag up.…But you'll notice if I drag all the way to the end…of the template, I get way too big of a curve over here.…So let me undo that, and instead I'm going to click and…drag, and I'm going to pay attention, not to the front direction…line that I am dragging, but actually to the back direction line.…This one, right here.…So now, when I release the cursor, you can see…
- What makes a good composite?
- Refining your story
- Composing using the basic principles of design
- Customizing your Photoshop workspace
- Preparing elements from your source images
- Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
- Mastering the Pen tool
- Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Why Composite Images?
2. Customizing Photoshop for Compositing Images
3. Composite 1: Perception
4. Composite 2: Erosion
5. Working with the Pen Tool
6. Composite 3: Two Birds
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