Masking and placing an image


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Masking and placing an image

I've saved my progress as All war paint.psd and we're almost done with this composition at this point. We just have a couple of background images to add, but they turn out to be foreground images. They're both in front of her, they are just out of focus. So here's the idea. This is the final Na'vi girl.psd file, and if I zoom out, you can see that we have this foliage over here on the right-hand side. And my reasoning was this. I'll go ahead and turn off those two layers. When she's set against this grass, it's obviously a lawn in the background.

Even though it's quite out of focus. It's obviously earth. So either she's vacationing here on earth or they planted grass on Pandora or something like that, but I wanted her to feel very much at home, on her home planet. So I experimented with a few things. I turned the background sort of a lavender color and I made a bunch of sparklies, and I didn't like any of that jazz. So finally, I tried putting thes...

Masking and placing an image
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Masking and placing an image provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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