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Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup

Lesson 52 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup

Lesson 52 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

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Lesson Info

52. Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup

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- Cleanup

Let's go ahead and clean this image up, okay? We're gonna make this our final little bit here. Let's see how it goes, and we're gonna go pretty fast. So using the lasso tool, the feet are too bright. Let's just take this whole area down and darken it. So I'm gonna feather it. Nice, big feather. This is my favorite part of any edit is the finishing. So I'm going to take it down from the highlight portion of my curve. Just a really dark in those highlights that I think are too distracting. And then we're gonna add light where we want to see it. So we're gonna add that light all through here where we have beautiful, beautiful light already cascading through and make that 400 pixels and go ahead and brighten it up because it's pretty dark. Okay, now we're getting somewhere. I also noticed that we didn't extend this wall up enough here, so let's go ahead and just clone. Stamp that up. Fix that. Okay. I like where this is going. So I'm going to do another sort of big adjustment through here ...

to add some more light, just like that. Good and we're going to keep it a pretty big feathers. Well, so maybe 300 pixels and making it brighter just over the dress a little bit and then one more right over the hands and the rope so that we can really see that. Okay, now we haven't added any contrast. So that's gonna be the next step is to create contrast overall. So let's click on the very top of the layers and we're gonna go into curves. So top of the layers curves that's going thio affect everything below it. And I'm going to pull up on the shadows to soften them a little bit and down on the highlights to get rid of some of those really intense highlights. Then we're going to create contrast in the mid tones by creating or s curve. And this is just going to solidify the fact that we have, ah, lot of contrast and brightness going on in the center and not so much on the outside edges, which draws attention to the subject, which is exactly what we want. So now for just a little bit of color to finish this off here, obviously we don't need texture because it's filled with texture. I'm going to add blew into the shadows because I think it's gonna add a real softness to this image that's going to be really beautiful and yellow into the highlights. And I actually think we have a little too much red going on, which I never thought that I would say So let's take that red and go into image adjustments. Replace color, click on the dress just like we did before and see if we want to change it to a totally new color and you might not. And that's okay. You can always play with that fuzziness to fit more or less into your selection. I'm gonna take it up to fit more, and I kind of like having the dress of different color. I think it looks really neat, so I'm gonna go with that. And even though it's not perfect, I think that it's getting toward a color palette that I like a lot better. So I hope that this was really helpful for you and you have the images at home, so please follow along and make your own edits out of them. And I hope I hope I hope that this takes away some of the difficulty of compositing, and it opens up some of your imagination to do whatever you want.

Class Materials

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Student Practice Images (large 1.9gb zip file)

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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