How to Start a Photoshop Composite Image
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Where to start with a composite?
It can be very difficult to know what elements to start with when making a Photoshop Composite Image. The best way to do it in my experience is to start with the element you can’t really control, and work towards the elements you can.
Today’s Episode Timeline
- 0:30 -Rules on building a composite
- 2:00 – Matching lighting in a composite
- 3:00 – Putting together the background
- 3:30 – Adding a sky
- 4:20 – Adding a light source
- 5:30 – Sketching on top of our background
- 6:20 – Showing Amelia’s Foam Work!
- 7:30 – 3d Modeling Vs. Building Props
- 8:30 – Working from what you can’t control
- 9:30 - Blackjack teaches Photoshop
First Things First
For this composite, we are starting with the background and building up from there. There are a lot of complex things going on in this final photo, and getting them all to work together is very hard.
By starting with the background, we know how the entire image is lit, and we can model and photograph everything else to make sure that it does match. This also helps for choosing what angle to photograph your subject.
What Are Your Ideas?
I will be making this image into a Phlearn PRO! What ideas do you have for the final, you can be famous!