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Compositing

Compositing is a highly technical craft that can produce unique and powerful images. Learn the basics of combining multiple images to create something magical.

how to choose photos for compositing
 

When it comes to realistic compositing, Photoshop can’t do it all. You need to have images that share similar lighting, perspective, color, and more to create a seamless final image. Learn what to look for when choosing the very best images for compositing in Photoshop!

Easy   |   2.5 Hours   |   21 Sample Images

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advanced compositing stock images 2 after
 

Follow along and create an epic fantasy scene using free stock image assets and some Photoshop savvy! Learn how to cut out and place objects in a new background, create lighting and disintegration effects, create fog and atmosphere, and much more!

Advanced   |   2.5 Hours   |   8 Sample Images

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sky replacement photoshop luminar 4
 

Replacing a sky in a landscape has never been easier than with the power of artificial intelligence and Luminar 4! Learn how to instantly swap the sky in any landscape using automated tools that create a stunning, photorealistic final image.

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phlearn dispersion effect
 

Learn how to create a realistic dispersion effect in Photoshop! Follow along with the sample image and included Photoshop Brushes to make your own amazing effects from scratch.

Medium   |   2.5 Hours   |   1 Sample Image

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animate a composite image in after effects
 

Take the jump from Photoshop into After Effects! Learn how to export out Layers from a Photoshop composite, import them into After Effects, and create a smooth, dynamic animation. Never used After Effects before? No problem.

Intermediate   |   3 Hours   |   40 Sample Images

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advanced compositing with stock images thumbnail
 

Learn advanced compositing techniques as Photoshop as we show you to transform free stock photos into an epic fantasy landscape!

Advanced   |   5 Hours   |   19 Sample Images

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rob woodcox compositing photoshop youtube
 

Join Rob Woodcox and learn how to create a levitation composite in Photoshop with photos taken at a single location and using only natural light.

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fine art compositing photoshop rob woodcox
 

Learn portrait retouching, background retouching, and creative compositing from fine art and fashion photographer, Rob Woodcox! And along the way, Rob gives valuable insight into his process and how to run a successful creative business!

Medium   |   6 Hours   |   66 Sample Images

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aaron mobile editing elise swopes
 

Join Aaron as he learns the art of mobile compositing from photographer and mobile editor, Elise Swopes!

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Learn how to make amazing composite images using only your phone! Follow along with professional photographer, creative director, and Instagram influencer, Elise Swopes, as she shows you her techniques and process.

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Learn to create stunning composite images using just your phone. Join mobile artist Elise Swopes as she guides you through multiple apps, shares her creative vision, and discusses building her online business.

Medium   |   3 Hours   |   12 Sample Images

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reflection composite photoshop
 

Learn how to make a subject levitate over water, add their reflection below, and then use a Displacement Filter to match the rippled texture. Follow along and get some useful tips for compositing, coloring, and recreating textures.

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Learn to create an ethereal fantasy composite of jellyfish in a night sky using Blending Modes and more!

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natalia seth paint splatter compositing
 

Natalia Seth shows us how she created the paint splash effect in one of her most popular conceptual portraits. Learn how to make accurate selections, adjust color, and match lighting for composites.

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Surreal Portrait Compositing with Natalia Seth
 

Natalia Seth is a creative force of nature. Follow along as she guides through creating four extraordinary self-portraits, teaching compositing, retouching, and stylistic coloring.

Medium   |   4.25 Hours   |   22 Video Tutorials

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Take any design and transform it into a realistic tattoo! Learn to use Filters to add natural variation to lines, follow the shape and form of a body using the Liquify Tool and Smudge Tool, and add realistic shading using our exclusive custom brush!

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Learn how to use a Threshold Adjustment Layer in combination with a Levels Adjustment Layer to realistically place a person into any new environment.

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Learn to realistically cut out and paint hair in Photoshop. Make quick selections using Select Color Range, make advanced selections with Channels, and paint in new, ultra-realistic hair with the Brush Tool.

Medium   |   4.75 Hours   |   18 Video Tutorials   |   10 Photoshop Brushes

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In this tutorial, we show you how to create a 3D extrusion from a 2D layer, how to group 3D objects, and how to change things like lighting and shadow color.

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How to Set Up and Use Wacom Pen Tablet
 

Every artist needs tools that will help them freely express their skills and ideas. For Photoshop and digital artists, Wacom tablets provide an incredible level of comfort and customization. Learn to setup and use a Wacom Intuos Pro.

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intro to compositing
 

In this tutorial, we break down the compositing process with techniques for choosing images, making selections, and enhancing light and color. Learn to analyze light, perspective, and camera settings to predict how well photos will blend together.

Easy   |   5.5 Hours   |   22 Video Tutorials

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Creating a realistic composite image requires us to bring all of our Photoshop skills together. One of the most important steps is matching color between photos. Learn to automatically match colors faster and easier than ever!

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Learn how to use Blending Modes, Smart Objects, Layer Masks, and Adjustment Layers to seamlessly blend multiple exposures. Work through six different examples, combining two, three, and four exposures together.

Medium   |   1.5 Hours   |   9 Video Tutorials

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remove edge fringe before
 

Removing edge fringe is an important step when compositing a subject. In this tutorial, we show you how to refine the edge of cut-out hair to make your next composite look seamless.

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Removing a background can be one of the most challenging problems in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we show you how to remove a background, change background colors, remove unwanted objects, and make perfect selections of people and hair!

Medium   |   4.75 Hours   |   14 Video Tutorials

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From people and cars to buildings and reflections, if there’s a distraction in an image, we have a method to seamlessly remove it. Follow along was we show you how to create accurate selections, retouch environments, and simplify images.

Medium   |   6.5 Hours   |   20 Video Tutorials

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One of the keys to great compositing is making clean, accurate selections and masks. Learn to cut out a variety of objects, from people and pets to products and logos. Master the Pen Tool, Lasso Tool, Channels, and more.

Medium   |   6.25 Hours   |   24 Video Tutorials

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In part two of our Horror Movie Poster Series, coffee and cream are transformed into our background, providing some texture and an eerie transition from light to dark.

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Join Aaron and the team for a photoshoot using some DIY effects anyone can do. Then we hop in Photoshop to bring all of our images together, do a bit of coloring, and finish things off with some texture.

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Add creamy, beautiful bokeh to your photos in Photoshop using this simple technique! Help your photos look magical and make more friends in the process.

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Master the fundamentals needed to create beautiful composite images in Photoshop while we provide tips for both the photoshoot and for post-processing. Learn to match perspective, lighting, luminosity, and work with frame and element composites.

Medium   |   7.25 Hours   |   22 Video Tutorials

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