Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Performing a reality check, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
Once I feel that I'm finished creating a composite image, I like to perform what I …think of as a reality check. And well, I don't exactly mean real when …I say reality. In this case, I have a sparrow, which is …a very small bird, placed into a beach scene, and it looks like a monster sparrow. …It's absolutely huge in the context of this image. …And so, I don't mean that I'm trying to produce a realistic result that everyone …will believe. Hopefully, nobody believes there's a huge …sparrow out there, like this. What I mean is that the composite needs …to be blended in such a way that it produces a relatively realistic result.…
In some cases, my intent might be to present a realistic scene, or a scene …that I think is absolutely realistic, or it is at least intended to look realistic. …But even in situations where I'm having a little bit of fun and creating an …interesting way of interpreting a scene, adding this huge sparrow into the beach …landscape for example. I want to make sure that the composite …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 35m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 45m Intermediate
1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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