Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving composition with symmetry, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
This is a recent portrait that I captured of an incredibly talented professional…artist, professional surfer, world traveler and more.…And while I like this portrait, it feels a little bit imbalanced.…I don't like the weight; how this side is really bright and then we have the wall over here.…I want to make this a bit more symmetrical or uniform.…And you know when we think about compositing, many times we think about how we…can composite together different elements in order to improve our photographs.…Often this means using different exposures or frames.…
Yet sometimes, you can improve your overall image by simply compositing with…what you have in a single frame.…Well that's what we are going to do here.…Well, we will start off by making a selection of the subject.…So let's go ahead and do that with the Quick Select tool.…You can select that tool by pressing the W key or by clicking on it in the Tools panel.…Next, with this tool, let's go ahead and click and drag across the subject.…Now this selection doesn't need to be absolutely perfect because we'll be using…
- 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 CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m 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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