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Up Next in Composite Workflow Pt 1: Creative PS Techniques

  • Creating a Background

    Adapt to creative inspiration, scrapping one background element for something better. Build a composite background from multiple elements for a more dynamic perspective, story, and mood. Reposition elements, manipulate blend modes, adjust scaling to refine and push for the best combination of ele...

  • Masking

    For this section, learn to create a precise and clean subject extraction, creating a professional mask for the Ice Warrior. Using channels, curves, and brushes create a custom mask as you build up the elements of the composite artwork. Blend edges, build transitions, preserve detail - and even le...

  • Lighting & Textures

    With a clean subject extraction, begin compositing focusing on lighting and texture. Manipulate hue and saturation, leverage your knowledge of flow and opacity, layering the independent image elements into a more cohesive whole. Dodge and burn, considering perspective, dimension, and the shape of...