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PRO Island of Morel
Difficulty: Intermediate , Length: 1:42 Hr
• Create Light Rays
• Advanced Sharpening
• Create Glow
• Composite Multiple People
• Dodging and Burning
• Free Custom Brushes

In this INTERMEDIATE Photoshop Tutorial, you will learn secrets for creating a glowing light, compositing multiple exposures and creating a scene.

You will learn every detail necessary to go from beginning to end in this special compositing and lighting tutorial!

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In this INTERMEDIATE Photoshop Tutorial, you will learn how to composite multiple versions of the same person together to create an amazing image. You will learn how to light an image like this, how we built the set, what is important when compositing this type of image, and create a glowing soul from scratch.

BONUS: We also include 3 custom brushes made just for this tutorial!

Compositing

You will learn every detail necessary to go from beginning to end in this special compositing and lighting tutorial!

Photo Shoot

The photo shoot for this image was amazing! We built the set just days before the shoot, and worked out all the lighting the night before. We knew our main challenges were going to be making multiple copies of the same person, and keeping the lighting consistent for all of them. We also had to make a small blue glowing light, which required a little bit of DIY rigging!

One of the big reasons this shoot was made great is that everyone really got into character, and people were acting more than modeling. This helps the image look as though it is really happening in some place, rather than a staged photo shoot.

Check out the Behind the Scenes Video!

Dodging and Burning

Getting everything together in a composite is important, but it will not add style to the image – that is where dodging and burning comes into play. You will learn how we alter the highlights and shadows on this image to create extra detail and draw attention to certain areas.

A great example of this technique in action is on the boy’s ribcage.

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Creating Light Rays

You will learn how to very quickly create light rays from scratch that will interact with your subjects and make it look like there really is light coming into your image through fog.

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Creating a Soul

For this image, we start off with a shape made in Cinema 4d, and build it up to what you see here in Photoshop. The image and the custom brushes are both included in the tutorial, so you can follow along when making your own special effects.

You will learn how to make the light from this soul actually look like it is casting light onto the models!

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Changing Hands

The subjects all need to interact with each other in a good composite to make the image come to life. This can be tricky sometimes, especially when you are working with multiple versions of each person. Because it is impossible to have them actually interacting, we fake it in Photoshop.

We cover great techniques for making it look like the photos are seamless, as well as getting rid of extra details, like the boy’s left over hand!

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Coloring Your Image

At the end of this tutorial, you will learn great techniques to add color and interest into your image!

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Final Detail

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  • Yo Mama

    Just a comment-this young boy’s parents were on the set the whole time and loved the process and final image

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    for some reason its not letting me buy it i have tried several times and it keeps popping up with this message 

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    I guess am gonna have to pass on this one due to paypal & checkout link to functioning for me suck

  • P Bo

    I coudn’t complete the transaction either…

  • arrowlili

    really looking forward to this one. i’m in the middle of “howl” at the moment and i’m learning so much from these vids.  Thanks so much for putting together all these tutorials in one place. i have so little spare time and, after taking shots, editing and then hunting down tutorials, it make practicing and learning new skills a very random and seldom occurrence.  I’ve already seen the shots in my head become closer to reality… much appreciated!

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    Hey Jesus sorry about that! Try it on a different browser and see if that fixes the problem. If not please send an email to info@phlearn.com and I will work out a way to get it to you

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ameliafletcher Amelia Fletcher

    Try purchasing it on a different browser, if that doesn’t work send an email to info@phlearn.com and I will get it to you. Sorry about that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567369838 Hayden Lihou

    dammit, I bought this two days ago and now it’s on sale. Haven’t watched it yet, really excited.

  • Isaiah

    Just purchased this one.. So how was the soulblue.jpg made?

  • Esteban

    The tutorial includes psd files?

  • ferhan khan

    Great tutorial, I really enjoyed this. Here is my piece inspired by your awesome work Aron:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/97080053@N05/12031827844/

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