01 - How to Build a Composite Background
Composite multiple images of waves together to create a dynamic landscape and background.
02 - Match Color and Lighting for a Composite
Using Threshold and Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layers as a guide, Aaron demonstrates how to match lighting and color between two composite landscapes.
03 - How to Add Foreground Details
Follow along as we transform the background to give the waves even more depth and add new elements to the foreground like water and rocks.
04 - Cut Out and Place Subject Into New Environment
Remove the subject from the original background and place them into a new background using Hue/Saturation and Threshold Adjustment Layers to check your work.
05 - Composite & Paint a Mermaid Tail from Scratch
Follow along as Aaron uses some images of fish along with hand painting with the Brush Tool to create a realistic mermaid tail in Photoshop.
06 - Adding Scale Textures to Skin
In this section, Aaron composites scale textures into our image and blends them into the subject's skin and body.
07 - Composite Sea Elements & Textures to Skin
Aaron uses scale textures and other images of fish to add gills, scales, and webbed limbs to our subject.
08 - Adding Shape & Definition to the Subject
Aaron uses the Liquify Tool to adjust the shape and pose of the subject and then enhances the highlights and shadows using a dodge and burn technique to add definition.
09 - Light & Color Effects
In this section, we add some photo-realistic effects like light flares and coloring before we add some additional detail with sharpening.