Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Retouching and compositing the background, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
For our background, we're going to have a set of ruins. …And here's the first set, right here. Very simple building. …Again, real cloudy day, you can kind of see some of the clouds back there. …Very light. But I've gone ahead and created a channel …which is going to allow us to pull those buildings right out of their scene here. …So I'm going to go ahead and load that alpha channel. …And we'll bring this guy in, and he's going to automatically fall in front. …So what I'm going to do is I'm going to put that layer in back, put it right back …here. There we go.…
Now, that's a little larger than I want, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to …go into my transform mode and go in here and just shrink it down to the size that …I want. We want to get some of this in here, …about like this. And let's get some of that other little …peak building here, right there. And we want to see some of those, those …towers there. Let's shrink it a little more and make it …a little bigger, so we can see more. Because that's where this bridge is …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1with Bert Monroy4h 38m Intermediate
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2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
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