Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Gathering the source images, part of The Art of Photoshop Compositing.
…We're going to begin by creating a new document.…Basically setting up our canvas so that we can bring…in all of our separate elements to make our composite.…In order to do this, we'll choose File>New.…If you watched the Getting Started video, then you can simply select your preset.…If not, enter in 6 inches for your width, 6 inches…for your height, and a resolution of 300 pixels per inch.…For color mode, we're going to work…in eight bit, and we're going to leave the background contents set to white.…
If the Advanced area isn't showing, click on the disclosure triangle.…And then under Color Profile, select Adobe RGB from the list.…Once we click OK, Photoshop creates that new canvas and now we need…to go over to Bridge in order to get the rest of our images.…I'll choose File and then browse in Bridge.…You can see that I have two different…file formats.…I have JPG files and also DNG files or raw files.…Let's start by opening the JPG files.…I'll select the first, hold down the Shift key, and then select the metal JPG.…
- 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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