Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video One image, multiple looks, part of The Art of Photoshop Compositing.
…Although I like the way the overlay blend…mode unifies the landscape with the tiles underneath.…I don't want to lose all of the detail in that mountain.…So in order to bring it back, I'm going to make a…duplicate of this layer and change the Blend Mode back to Normal.…Now the most obvious way to do this would be to use Cmd+J.…That makes a duplicate right here of the layer,…and then I could change the Blend Mode to Normal.…But if you use this method, if later on when you're refining the colors and tone,…and let's say you double-click on the layer…in order to edit the contents in Camera Raw.…
Whatever change I make to this image, when I click OK, it also makes the change…to the image underneath it because both of…these layers are referencing the same internal smart object.…So that can be a huge advantage if that's the effect that you're after, but right…now I want to actually manipulate the raw…settings for each one of these files independently.…So I'm going to use Cmd+Z to undo that…and then Cmd+Option+Z or Ctrl+Alt+Z in order to…
- What makes a good composite?
- Refining your story
- Composing using the basic principles of design
- Customizing your Photoshop workspace
- Preparing elements from your source images
- Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
- Mastering the Pen tool
- Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Why Composite Images?
2. Customizing Photoshop for Compositing Images
3. Composite 1: Perception
4. Composite 2: Erosion
5. Working with the Pen Tool
6. Composite 3: Two Birds
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