Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Photoshop: Create a Portrait Collage.
- [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 will help you get more out of this course and get up and running more quickly. Some of the areas of the program that we'll be spending a lot of time with include working with selections, layers, layer masks, blending modes, and adjustment layers. So if you're just getting in to using Photoshop and are still pretty new to the program, you might consider first watching some of the courses that we offer that cover the basics of Photoshop.
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