Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Shooting and Assembling a Sports Action Composite.
- [Voiceover] For this course, you need to have a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. If you're new to Photoshop, you should be able to pick things up pretty quickly, but being familiar with the essential features and functionality of the program, especially techniques for making selections and working with layers and layer masks, will help you to get more out of this course. If you're a new Photoshop user and want to get up-to-speed on basic skills, you might want to check out Julieanne Kost's Photoshop CC Essential Training or Chris Orwig's Photoshop for Photographers series.
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