Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Why create composites?, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
So why create composites? Well it's a good question. You know sometimes we need to composite something together out of necessity. We need to correct exposure or maybe composite together an expression from one frame into another. In other situations, perhaps we just want to have some fun. You know, it's amazing what we can do with Photoshop. Still, in other situations, perhaps you want to create a composite, which is fantastic or surreal, and one of the things that I've discovered is that compositing in Photoshop is one of the highest forms of Photoshop.
In other words, it's a great way to hone or to sharpen your own Photoshop skills, and as you dig into this course, keep that in mind, and keep that in mind that we are going to be working on projects. In other words, you don't need to watch this course straight through, rather, jump to those projects which are most interesting or relevant to your own workflow. Then, as you watch the project, do more than simply passively watch, get involved, build it yourself, and then go out and capture those images, and see if you can integrate the skills that you've learned into your own workflow.
And I think by doing this, it can make you a better photographer and it can really sharpen your overall Photoshop skills.
- Combining facial expressions from two images
- Creating a better group portrait with Photomerge
- Removing a subject from the background
- Changing the scale of a subject
- Enhancing the color and tone of a composite image
- Masking together multiple exposures
- Filling in background gaps
- Correcting overexposure
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Creating reflections
- Building in shadows
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Combining Expressions
2. Adding a Subject to a New Environment
3. Compositing to Improve Composition
4. Combining Exposures in Architectural Photography
5. Replacing the Sky in an Image
6. Showing Frame-by-Frame Action in Sports
7. Creating an Imaginative Scene
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