Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Extending the background, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
Here we're going to take a look at how he can composite or extend the background…of a photograph in order to change or to improve the overall composition.…And you know, this skill can be really helpful, especially when it comes to…publication, because often, you'll have say a portrait like this and the client…will come back to you and say, it would be great if you had that in a horizontal…orientation, rather than this vertical orientation. Do you have a version of the…photograph like that?…Well, we don't have that version, but we can build one.…
Well, this is a portrait of World Champion Surfer Tom Curren, and I really like…how he's standing on the beach, I like the sunlight and how he's looking north.…Well, let's see if we can extend this photograph so that we could then use this…in a horizontal orientation so that we can change the overall composition.…Well, first what we need to do is we need to duplicate the original Background…layer here, to do that press Command+J on a Mac or Ctrl+J on Windows,…
- Combining facial expressions from two images
- Creating a better group portrait with Photomerge
- Removing a subject from the background
- Changing the scale of a subject
- Enhancing the color and tone of a composite image
- Masking together multiple exposures
- Filling in background gaps
- Correcting overexposure
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Creating reflections
- Building in shadows
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Combining Expressions
2. Adding a Subject to a New Environment
3. Compositing to Improve Composition
4. Combining Exposures in Architectural Photography
5. Replacing the Sky in an Image
6. Showing Frame-by-Frame Action in Sports
7. Creating an Imaginative Scene
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