01 - Place Subject into a New Background
In this section, we learn how to carefully place a subject so that she fits realistically into a new background.
02 - Cut Out a Subject with the Pen Tool
The Pen Tool should be your go-to for creating clean, accurate selections. See it in action and follow along.
03 - Color Matching
Matching color and lighting is the key to a great composite image. Learn how to use a combination of Adjustment Layers to match colors between the subject and foreground and then check your work to make more precise changes.
04 - Blending Backgrounds & Cutting Out Hair
We continue our edit by working to blend areas of the composited background together. Then we make a detailed selection of subject's hair using Channels.
05 - Color Fringe & Reflections
Aaron removes color fringing from the subject's original background and then adds realistic reflections to the environment.
06 - Retouching, Color Toning & Light Effects
Let's finish the image off with some coloring and lighting techniques to draw more attention to the subject, to help tie the composite together, and to add style.