Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Scaling the figure, part of Digital Painting in Photoshop: Day for Night.
Our scenes are looking pretty good now, but what it lacks is the human element. …Let's add a figure to the picture to provide a better focus of interest. …Here's a woman I photographed some time ago, and she has exactly the right kind …of French feel to her to fit in well with our miniature chattel here. …So, let's drag her into our image. She's obviously much too big, so we need …to scale her down. Now, look how fine the cutout of the hair is. …The problem is if we scale her down too much, we're going to find that when we …adjust her scales later if we need to, then we're going to corrupt this image.…
What will work much better is rather than working on her as a regular layer, if we …convert her to a smart object first. And we can do this using Layer > Smart …Objects > and Convert The Smart Object. We don't see any difference except the …tiny icon that appears in the corner on the Layers panel. …When we scale this, we can now scale her down to a really, really tiny size and …apply that. There she is. …
- Removing and replacing the sky
- Turning the scene into night
- Painting in a lamp
- Adding shadows
- Making it rain
- Creating a building's reflection
- Adding puddles and streams
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Replacing the Sky
2. Turning the Scene into Night
3. Adding the Street Lamp
4. Adding the Figure
5. Making It Rain
6. Creating the Building's Reflection
7. Adding Puddles and Streams
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