In this advanced Phlearn PRO Tutorial we walk you through each step required to composite a background from multiple images, balance the exposures, match lighting, create additional atmosphere, add realistic shadows and more!
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Step by Step Instruction
Build out this amazing scene from multiple images as you follow along with master Photoshop instructor, Aaron Nace. Learn his thought process behind the photoshoot and how he envisioned the entire composition coming together.
Set the Mood
Learn the most ideal conditions for your photo shoots to give you more flexibility for editing. Shooting at the right time of day will keep more contrast in the sky and fewer hard shadows in your scene. Use Photoshop to adjust the colors and place your subject to create the desired mood.
Unite the subject with their environment by adding interaction between them. Plan ahead to pose subjects in a way that will compliment the scene. Learn how to evaluate what’s important to make interactions more seamless.
Create Light Sources
Easily add your own light rays and learn the best methods for making them blend seamlessly into your image. Adding light with Photoshop is a great way to bring atmosphere and attention to
Remove the complexities from correcting colors in shadows, midtones and highlights. At times, highlights are too warm or too saturated and need to be treated separately from other areas of an image. Learn how to correct color and restrict your changes to specific areas.
Phlearn Custom Brushes
Create your own Photoshop brushes so you’ll always have the right brush for the job. Custom brushes are excellent for advanced retouching and adding special effects, like fog, to your images.
Learn multiple methods to draw attention away from a particular area of an image, so the viewer will focus where you want them to.
Combine Multiple Exposures
Learn how to take multiple exposures of the background and combine them in a way that will give you details in the sky and the buildings without sacrificing contrast. See how to properly use the very powerful and advanced Apply Image function to make this happen.
Composite a Background
Create your perfect scene using different background images to better tell your story. Give your subjects more opportunity for interaction by adding elements that did not originally exist. Learn the best methods for blending background images together for incredible composites.
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