Reverse Portrait Compositing

Reverse Portrait Compositing

Reverse Portrait Compositing is a new workflow that challenges a very popular post-production technique known by many composite artists. Reverse Portrait Compositing approaches portraiture and composite workflow from the opposite direction (surprise) allowing you to photograph your subject first and then build your background, lighting, and props. This new method incorporates CGI into a Photoshop retouching workflow using Cinema 4D. This tutorial comes with everything you need to understand the entire pipeline, including your very own Virtual Studio that you can shoot in from any angle, with any camera, allowing you to pick your focus and aperture in post-production. Anything is possible in CGI and this tutorial shows you how.

Reverse Portrait Compositing
  • 04-21 Matching The Subjects To The Background

    With basic adjustments made to the backplate, Dustin focuses on cleaning up the cut out of the subject and matching the subject to the backplate.

  • 04-22 Local Adjustments

    Continuing the process of blending the composition together, Dustin concentrates on the color temperature difference between the model and background. Using a local adjustment tool using the color picker tool and a little-known, hidden menu within the curves adjustment layer. Using this menu to a...

  • 04-23 Slap Grade & Effects For Color Grading Your Render

    A slap grade is what Dustin calls preparing the focus of the image to accept the final grade of the image. Using volume masks to create and adjust the atmospheric conditions within the room and gives Dustin options to apply color grades to the dust and light rays within the space.

    Dustin also f...

  • 04-24 Tactical Pause In Post

    Dustin takes his final tactical pause in order to evaluate his image one last time before bringing the image back into Lightroom to apply his final color grade to the image.

    Reevaluating the shadows and highlights using the threshold mask one more time, Dustin makes some adjustments to the over...

  • 04-25 Grading And Adjustments To Shot 1 In Adobe Lightroom

    Thinking ahead to create comprehensive and cohesive images is something you will see Dustin does constantly. Dustin shows this again as he makes the decision to use Lightroom for his final color grading so a preset can be created to be applied to all the images from this series.

  • 5-26 Reverse Composite Ending & Final Assignment

    Dustin sits back down with Jonny to explore and talk about the final image. Both artists share their viewpoints and bring up things they would like to improve within the image before Dustin issues the viewer a final assignment.