Learn some of the most advanced compositing techniques in Photoshop. Start by developing a concept and follow Aaron step-by-step to create a complex composite scene with a focus on the tiny details that make an image realistic and believable.
9 Video Tutorials|28 Sample Images|Photoshop Action|Instructor: Aaron Nace
Join Aaron as we bring this fantasy mermaid scene to life.
Add Incredible Texture
Use additional source images to create and apply scales, fins, gills and even webbing to the body of your subject. Learn the best practices for adding these detailed effects in a subtle, elegant way without overpowering the image.
Create and Match Light
Add intense light for a more stunning composite and learn the best methods for seamlessly matching the light to your subject. Adding light with Photoshop is a great way to bring atmosphere and attention to your images.
Paint by Hand
Sometimes you will want to get rid of an object in your image but will not have enough information to use tools like the clone stamp or healing brush. In this tutorial you will learn how to paint by hand to completely re-create areas of your images from scratch.
Liquify Tool Best Practices
Make your subject look their best without looking unnatural using the liquify tool properly. Use what you learn to dramatically alter the shapes and tone a person bringing attention to the right places.
Perfect Color Match
Create the most believable composite image by matching the colors perfectly. Learn how to adjust the colors separately between shadows, midtones and highlights to create an accurate and realistic color match.
Creating reflections in Photoshop varies depending on the surface that reflects your subject. Reflections might need to be smooth and clear, or other times blurry and distorted. Learn how to make reflections that apply to many different types of images.
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.
Bring Subjects to Life
Create the mermaid’s tale using multiple images and tools. Go beyond just one technique and learn the skills necessary to achieve these effects in any situation.
Blend intricate texture and color.
Place your subject into the scene and add realistic special effects. Master all the tools necessary to bring each detail of your image into a cohesive and interesting look, no matter how complex or creative the composite.
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