Swap out the background of a portrait with something new, and add visual interest and drama to your photographs.
- Hello and welcome. My name is Chris Orwig and I'll be your host and guide in this course as we take a look at how we could work with a portrait. And how we can change the background of this portrait in order to increase the visual interest and to add some drama. For this project, think more photo illustration and less photo realism. In our project, we'll begin in Camera Raw. Inside of Camera Raw, we'll look at how we can create multiple exposures so that we can then combine those two exposures together. We'll examine how we can build or create a selection, which we can turn into a mask so that we can mask the subject into a new environment.
Once the two images are together, we'll focus in on some details. Here we'll look at how we can add an outer-edge glow, how we can change the brightness, and color and tone of the photograph. We'll also explore how we can add a subtle Lens Flare filter as well. Well we will be covering all of these topics and more, so without further delay, let's begin.
- Combining multiple exposures in one Photoshop file
- Selecting and removing the subject from the background
- Using masking to combine images together
- Improving color, details, and tone
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Why do the exercise files contain extra images?
A: The exercise files folder for this course contains the images for all three courses in the Portrait Project series .