Integrating a bird into a new sky


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Integrating a bird into a new sky

In this exercise, we're going to integrate the bird into its new environment using a combination of Refine Edge, Gaussian blur, and an Inner Shadow effect. And I look at this bird, and even though its mask is in pretty darn good shape, it could be a little better. But I don't believe for a second that the bird actually belongs in this environment. Even though he started against the sky, and now he's still against the blue sky, there is just so much more contrast going on, and so many other elements to compete with, that some integration is in order.

So with the Kite layer selected down here near the bottom of Layers panel, go ahead and click on the layer mask thumbnail to make it active as well. Then go up to the Select menu, and choose the Refine Mask command, or press Control+Alt+R, Command+Option+R on the Mac. And I'm going to take the Radius value up to 20, and then press the Tab key. And so, among the other things, it goes ahead and tucks in that edge along the righ...

Integrating a bird into a new sky
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Integrating a bird into a new sky provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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