Sean Duggan explains some more complex background retouching techniques to eliminate distractions in the background and keep attention on the subject of the sports action sequence.
- [Voiceover] Now that we've taken care of…the retouching for the top part of the picture,…it's time to turn our attention to what's going on…down here at the bottom part of the picture.…So let's just try Content-Aware Fill.…I don't have great confidence that…it will work here, but it's always worth a try.…So I'm just gonna make a lasso selection of this area here,…and actually, I'm gonna be a little bit…more conservative there, I'm gonna subtract…the wheel from there, because I don't want it…to get confused by the wheel,…and let's go up to Edit, Fill,…Content-Aware is selected here.…
Let's just choose Normal and see what we get.…Oftentimes, Content-Aware Fill works great,…and other times not so great, so keep in mind…that when you do Content-Aware Fill,…it is looking outside the selection area…to determine how to bring in detail to create the fill.…And in this case you can see, it's looking outside…and it sees all this detail up here and it thinks,…"Ok great, let's bring that down in here."…So Content-Aware Fill is probably…
By combining your camera's burst mode with Photoshop, you can create a composite that shows an athlete in action. In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan shows how. After mapping out a plan for lighting, composition, and more, he photographs the subjects. Then, the action turns to Photoshop, where he assembles the composite using layer masks and some careful retouching.
- Planning the composite
- Choosing a camera, exposure, and lighting
- Choosing the sequence images
- Aligning layers
- Using layer masks
- Masking images together
- Cleaning up the background