Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Matching composite images, part of Photoshop CS6: Selections and Layer Masking.
Creating composite images can be a lot of fun. …In fact, I literally sometimes will just play with a couple of images to put them …together in an interesting way. Even when I don't really intend to create …that composite. And it's also great practice for layer …masking in general. Which can prove very helpful later when …you're applying targeted adjustments to an image for example. …But one of the challenges of creating a composite image that looks relatively …realistic is when the lighting for the two subjects doesn't match. …Here, for example, I have an image where an egret has been positioned against a …background of water reflecting a sunset. Now obviously, the lighting here is very …dramatic and the lighting on the egret is a little bit bland.…
In fact, if I turn off the Layer Mask, you'll see that the original image of …that egret was downright dreary. And so, I might want to try to make the …image look a little more believable. I'm not suggesting for even a moment that …in this case the result is going to look actually believable. …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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