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Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

Lesson 50 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

Lesson 50 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

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Lesson Info

50. Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

07:25
2

Overview of Brooke’s Journey

20:13
3

Your Timeline is Nonlinear

05:37
4

Using Curiosity and Intention to Build Your Career

03:26
5

What Factors Dictate Growth

08:24
6

Organic Growth vs. Forced Growth

05:18
7

Niche Branding

04:57
8

Brooke’s Artistic Evolution and Timeline

24:27
9

How Can You Get Ahead if You Feel Behind?

10:02
10

Ideation and Conceptualization to Identify Meaning in Your Art

05:54
11

Idea Fluency

10:33
12

How to Represent an Idea

07:01
13

How to Innovate an Idea

07:07
14

Creating a Dialogue With Your Art

05:48
15

Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

03:43
16

Transforming a Single Image Into a Series

03:12
17

How to Tell a Story in a Series

03:28
18

How to Create Costumes From Fabric

07:20
19

Brooke’s Most Useful Costumes

02:19
20

Using Paint and Clay as Texture in an Image

02:56
21

Create Physical Elements in an Image

10:22
22

Shooting for a Fine Art Series

05:45
23

Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

04:08
24

Wardrobe and Texture

04:54
25

Posing for the Story

05:32
26

Choosing an Image

01:23
27

Conceptualization: Rainy Plexiglass

11:34
28

Posing for the Story

04:17
29

Creating Backlight

02:37
30

Photo Shoot #1 - Creating a Simple Composite

17:51
31

Photo Shoot #2 - Creating a Dynamic Composite

06:31
32

Photo Shoot #3 - Creating a Storytelling Composite

07:40
33

Shooting the Background Images

06:14
34

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Working With Backgrounds

24:35
35

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Retouching the Subject

04:20
36

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Color Grading

02:45
37

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Floor Replacement Texture

15:24
38

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

03:21
39

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Cropping and Editing Backgrounds

05:25
40

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Selective Adjustments

03:55
41

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Adding Texture + Fine Tuning

03:21
42

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Compositing Models

06:58
43

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Expanding Rooms

02:17
44

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Color

02:47
45

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Exposure

04:04
46

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Masking Into Backgrounds

10:45
47

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Creating Rooms in Photoshop

06:11
48

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Compositing Hair

05:07
49

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Global Adjustments

04:49
50

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

05:00
51

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Advanced Compositing

08:46
52

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup

03:34
53

Materials for Alternative Processes

06:20
54

Oil Painting on Prints

05:41
55

Encaustic Wax on Prints

03:09
56

Failure vs. Sell Out

05:14
57

Create Art You Love and Bring an Audience To You

03:35
58

Branding Yourself Into a Story

05:40
59

The Artistic Narrative

05:26
60

Get People to Care About Your Story

03:36
61

Get People to Buy Your Story

11:36
62

Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

03:41
63

Pricing For Commissions

06:43
64

Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints

02:11
65

Class Outro

01:00
66

Live Premiere

16:14
67

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 1

04:41
68

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 2

07:12
69

Live Premiere: Q&A

16:10
70

Live Premiere: Photo Critique

47:33

Lesson Info

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

for this final image. We have the ropes and I actually already chose which ones I liked, which are this image which I chose because the hair is so good, right? The hair is really moving and I love the hand position. And then I chose this one just for the other hand, Thio added on. So let's bring those in and I'm going to cheat a little bit because we already built that room out and added all the texture of the backdrop to the walls. So I'm going to use that base and then we're going to build from there. So let's take these two images in. You can see it's already there. We already built it. No need Thio build the empire again. It's it's already there. I'm just gonna drop myself into the shops. So let's go ahead and do that. And the way that I want to do that is by selecting my main shot, which is this one, and I'm gonna take the whole thing with my move tool down in. Of course, it's too big, just like the last one was, so we could take it down to an appropriate size, which I think will ...

be right about there. Just gonna go down, go down. Okay, That looks pretty good to me. So now obviously, we have to blend that background in. So let's create our layer mask and start thio lightly erase all around those hard edges that we never, ever, ever want. In a composite, we say no to hard edges, right? Yes. And we'll get rid of that. I'm gonna try a new tactic this time, which is to keep, uh, the floor in. Let's see if it works, we'll just see. And this is how we learn when we edit is we just see if it works or if it doesn't work. It's okay if it doesn't work. But if it does, then we won't have to recreate shadows. It'll already be done for us. So I'm going Thio. Just go in and get rid of the wall here. So just like we did before now my brush is too fuzzy for that. So let's go ahead and fix it. Take the hardness up and there. Okay, good. That way we have a really hard brush. I know that. I just erased myself. Don't worry, because we're going to bring it back That okay? And I'm just gonna bring back my legs where I need them. Just like that. Good. And you can see that I still have too much there. So this is just a game of erasing and bringing back and seeing how well you could do with that. Now I'm going Thio, make my best attempt, taking the hardness down at keeping this floor as much as possible. We don't want any hard edges, so getting rid of the hard edges here and the way that I'm going to do this is to take the floor. Oops. I got rid of too much There is to take the floor and try to match the color and the lighting thio the floor that exists in this room. Let's see how we dio. Okay, So selecting on the floor all around my toes, just like that and feathering mm 20 pixels. Let's say let's see how we dio we're gonna pin that curve that I just made onto the floor make it brighter. But really, it's the color that we need to fix. So we need to get rid of the red. That's the first thing that I see is that there's too much red. So get rid of the red toe, add Zion. And then now there's too much yellow. So get rid of the yellow by adding blue. Okay, this might work. We shall see. And then I'm gonna go in with a lower opacity, brush something around 50% and just keep erasing basically anywhere that you can. I don't want this line in there, so that's something that we can clone stamp out, but anywhere that you can erase while leaving the shadow and where the feet connect the better. So I think that doesn't look too bad, and it's obviously we have a lot to fix here. I cut off my heel. Perhaps you noticed, so we gotta bring that back. But aside from little tweaks like that, I think that it's not going to poorly weaken. Definitely take advantage of that floor, which is a really big help, I think so. That's something that I would be invested in keeping, and it's just gonna need more finesse, just like we've been doing just going in and lightly with no hardness on the brush, just going in and kind of blending it, lending it all around like that

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Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Brooke never fails to deliver. I found this course superb from start to finish. From exercising your creative 'muscle', demystifying taking self portraits, and showing that they don't have to be perfect before you begin editing, to walking you through her editing process and how to price your work. Brooke's enthusiastic personality and excitement about the work shines through it all. Definitely recommended!

Søren Nielsen
 

Thank for fantastic motivating an very inspiring. The story telling and selling module was very helpful - thanks from Denmark

Rebecca Potter
 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Brooke for this amazing class. Inspired and so full of practical knowledge, this is the best class I've ever watched. You have given me the confidence to pursue what I've always been afraid to do. Watch this space!

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