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The Perfect Composite 3 Videos (2:32h)
  • 01 - Planning Phase & Changing the Background
  • 02 - Shadows & Lighting
  • 03 - Finishing Touches
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How to Create Perfect Perspective for Compositing in Photoshop

Discover the secrets to making a perfect composite in Photoshop! Learn the tools and techniques professionals use to match lighting, perspective, and color–all to help images blend together seamlessly.

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The Perfect Composite

Learn professional techniques for combining multiple images like matching light, perspective, and color.

Match Highlight and Shadow

Create stronger composite images by matching the subject highlights and shadows to the background. Learn how advanced selections can keep the rest of the subject intact while only editing the highlights.

Color Correction

Remove the complexities from correcting colors in shadows, mid-tones 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.

Perfect Light

Analyze light like never before. Placement, as well as type of light, is extremely important. In this tutorial, you will learn how to match the light sources on any image.

Add Edge Glow

Learn how to analyze the image background and determine where light needs to be added so your subject will appear actually to be in the scene. Master techniques for properly adding edge glows to your subject to accomplish this.

Create Movement

See how to build additional detail and effect to the model’s scarf so that it appears to be moving within the new background. This method of rebuilding and blurring the scarf will come in handy for future images.

Perfect Shadows

Explore different techniques in this tutorial that will allow you to create perfect shadows in your composites. There are many factors to creating a perfect shadow, and we show you how.

Perfect Perspective

Become a master of angles and horizon lines. Build your composite images to the correct perspective using this exclusive technique. By creating a plan and keeping true to real life perspectives, your composites are guaranteed to be more amazing.

Perfect Cutouts

Follow along as we explain the correct tools and techniques to cut out the subject for this image. Create incredible selections and speed up your background cleanup.


  1. Great tutorial!! So seamless an integration. Thank you.

  2. I had sort of figured out some of this to get a person in a composite to match the background hues…but this takes it and breaks it down and makes it much much much easier for me! My only complaint is with my version of photoshop! I can’t get my person into the filter to size her perfectly and I can’t figure out why!


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