Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the scene: Retouching, part of Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1.
Now this early morning shot in the city of Florence is going to be the basis for our…moonlit night, in the days of the renaissance.…Now of course, there are some things here which shouldn't be here, like this truck and some…of these people, because we are going to talking way into the wee hours of the night.…So we need to eliminate some of these people in the street.…Now these people here I am not going to worry about, because I am going to crop this.…So the first thing we are going to do is crop it to the way I want it to be.…So I am going to crop it right about in this area here and come down to about this section…about like that, and I am going to go in there and say Crop.…
So that's it, that is the beginnings of our image.…Now let's get in closer and start to do the retouching that's necessary to get rid of all these people.…Now some of them, once it gets dark, you are not going to see them anyway, so it is not…that crucial to get them perfect, but I do want to get them as close to perfect as possible.…
- Creating alpha channels
- Isolating content with clipping groups and layer masks
- Turning a day sky into a night sky
- Compositing photos
- Creating tableaus
- Blending color and tone in combined images
- Painting in explosions
Skill Level Intermediate
Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Peoplewith Bert Monroy3h 18m Intermediate
Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2with Bert Monroy3h 47m Intermediate
1. Understanding the Basics
2. Moonlit Night
3. Castle in the Sky
4. High Cliff
6. Secret Base
7. Crash Site
8. Ruins by the Sea
9. Castle on the Lake
10. War-Ravaged City
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