Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Two Birds: A quick analysis, part of The Art of Photoshop Compositing.
…This image was inspired by lyrics to a…song, Two Birds on a Wire by Regina Spektor.…Two birds on a wire.…One tries to fly away and the other watches him close from that wire.…He says he wants to as well, but he is a liar.…In my interpretation, I don't assume that the second bird is lying to the first one.…But, instead, perhaps he is lying to himself.…When I think of it that way, it reminds me that sometimes, no matter how much…we want to do something, for ourselves or for another person.…No matter how hard we try.…
And, even when we absolutely say we will, with full intention of keeping our word.…We're only fooling ourselves.…I think that's the worst part, when we simultaneously believe we can do…something but know that we won't, and that's what this image is about.…Although two very different sizes, the bird and…the figure are balanced through color, tone, and positioning.…The repetition…of the coarse texture on the floor under the…figure in the desk, establishes perspective and unifies the scene.…The increased contrast and brighter values…
- What makes a good composite?
- Refining your story
- Composing using the basic principles of design
- Customizing your Photoshop workspace
- Preparing elements from your source images
- Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
- Mastering the Pen tool
- Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Why Composite Images?
2. Customizing Photoshop for Compositing Images
3. Composite 1: Perception
4. Composite 2: Erosion
5. Working with the Pen Tool
6. Composite 3: Two Birds
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