Nature project: Combining foreground and sky


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Nature project: Combining foreground and sky

One of the areas where human vision is far superior to photographic capture has to do with overall brightness value. Now what we can see here in this photograph of the sequoias is that we have one exposure where we are able to see the foreground but the background is just completely blown out. We don't have any detail. Whereas a human eye can see the foreground and the background together, but in this case this variance in exposure kind of overwhelms the camera. It doesn't know what to do. So what we can do is we can create one exposure for one area of a scene and then we can create another exposure, in this case the background or the sky for another area, then we can bring these two exposures together in Photoshop.

Now I am excited to share this particular technique with you because previously in order to do this it took a lot of work. But here now in Photoshop CS5 it's much easier. Let me explain. Let's go ahead and put the foreground layer on top of the background, bec...

Nature project: Combining foreground and sky
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Nature project: Combining foreground and sky provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing

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