Detailed areas like hair and shadows can be easily overlooked since they are very difficult to get perfect. They are at least, if not more, important than every other area of your images. Follow along and practice your skills to make sure you never overlook these important details.
2 Practice Exercises
Take the knowledge you have learned from Photoshop 101-301 and bring it all together to create stunning images. Follow along during two start-to-finish edits in Photoshop and work with the included image files.
Create Perfect Shadows
Learn how to create shadows from scratch in Photoshop. Use what you learn to accurately composite a person from one image to another. Knowing how to properly build shadows with the right amount of color will give you more believable images.
Cut Out Curly Hair
Some objects are easier to cut out than others. Hair—and especially curly hair—tends to be one of the most difficult. Learn advanced techniques for cutting curly hair and other detailed objects out of their backgrounds.
Use Smart Objects
When it comes to editing in Photoshop, the ultimate goal is to be non-destructive. This means that anything you do can be undone and doesn’t destroy the image. Smart objects allow you to make and undo changes to your image at any time.