Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Shooting and Assembling a Sports Action Composite.
- [Voiceover] If you are a premium member of Lynda.com, then you have access to the exercise files that I'll be using throughout this title. Once you have downloaded the exercise files folder to your computer, you'll see that I have organized all the images that we'll be working on in this course into different folders based on the different chapters. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you can certainly follow along using your own images.
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