Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Portrait collage, part of Create a Portrait Collage in Photoshop.
- [Voiceover] Well, let's take a look…at the version of the portrait composite…that I did for the challenge,…using the landscape and nature detail…images that I showed you earlier.…So here is my version…of the landscape man,…Nature Boy, as I sometimes like to refer to him.…Now what I'm gonna do is I wanna go through…all the layers that I added and talk about…the blending modes and the layer mask methods that I used,…and just give you some insights into…my thought processes…that I used and experienced while I was creating this.…
So I'm gonna hold down the option key on Mac,…or the alt key on Windows, just to click on the eye icon…for the background layer which turns everything off.…And I have this arranged here in layers and layer groups,…more or less chronologically as…I added the different elements.…First I have a layer group called "Subterranean Suit."…And that layer group contains two layers, the first is…the picture of the tree roots, you can see I have…a layer mask here that…restricts that only to his suit.…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Seán Duggan steps you through the process of using Photoshop to combine a set of portraits into a collage. He uses the compositing features of Photoshop, including layers, selections, masks, and Smart Objects, in combination with the transform and tonal styling tools for maximum creative impact. These techniques will help you build a new portrait collage from scratch and discover some new tricks in Photoshop along the way.
- Choosing images
- Arranging layers
- Retouching and masking
- Blending layers
- Pulling it all together