In this movie, Sean Duggan, demonstrates how to quickly rough out a subject in multiple layered images by using layer masks.
- [Voiceover] Before I get into creating the layer masks…that will gradually reveal our action sequence here,…I just want to take a moment to kind of review…the position of the skateboarder in each layer.…Because in this sequence here,…he is approaching us,…and it seems to make sense to me…that the layers where he is closer to the camera position…will overlap on top of the ones where he is farther…away from the camera position.…
And yet, right now,…the way that the load files into layer stack script…has arranged the files, it has arranged them…you know numerically based on the file name…so we have Wall-1, 2, 3, 4, et cetera here.…So the top most layer is the one that is where…the skateboarder is farther away.…So I'm gonna rearrange these.…So I'm just gonna drag eight up to the top of the stack,…and then seven, and then five,…four, three, two, one, et cetera.…That way I think it will result in…a much easier masking job.…
All right.…And then the other thing I'm gonna do…is I'm going to turn off the visibility of this not used…
By combining your camera's burst mode with Photoshop, you can create a composite that shows an athlete in action. In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan shows how. After mapping out a plan for lighting, composition, and more, he photographs the subjects. Then, the action turns to Photoshop, where he assembles the composite using layer masks and some careful retouching.
- Planning the composite
- Choosing a camera, exposure, and lighting
- Choosing the sequence images
- Aligning layers
- Using layer masks
- Masking images together
- Cleaning up the background