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Creating Your Reality with Composite Photography

Renée Robyn

Creating Your Reality with Composite Photography

Renée Robyn

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1 Class Introduction Duration:09:16
4 Posing Your Model Duration:08:23
5 Communicate with Your Team Duration:10:34
6 Elements of Compositing Duration:31:36
8 On-Location Safety Tips Duration:03:42
11 On-Location Posing Duration:18:37
13 Tips for Culling Images Duration:09:41
14 Culling Images Q&A Duration:11:29
16 Composite Image Cleanup Duration:11:01
19 Composite Sky Elements Duration:20:58
20 Using Curves to Color Match Duration:05:43
23 Using the Liquify Tool Duration:05:15
25 Adding Smoke Layer to Image Duration:07:55
26 Selective Sharpening Duration:05:18
27 Crop Your Image Duration:02:29
29 Review of Location Composite Duration:01:57
31 Base Plate Focus Point Duration:04:45
32 Base Plate Lighting Tips Duration:06:10
35 Student Positioning Demo Duration:09:05
36 Base Plate Sketching Duration:07:33
37 On-Location Sky Capture Duration:01:53
44 Composite Test with Final Shot Duration:06:12
45 Lighting Setup Overview Duration:04:52
46 Culling Model Shoot Images Duration:03:35
47 Adjusting Skintone Colors Duration:04:54
48 Merging Background with Model Duration:04:54
49 How to Mask Hair Duration:09:49
51 Creating Shadow Layers Duration:07:10
53 Replacing Sky with Layer Mask Duration:05:15
56 Adding Atmospheric Elements Duration:06:43
57 Using Particle Shop Duration:11:47
58 Selective Color Adjustments Duration:07:58
60 Closing Thoughts Duration:05:52

Class Description

With the right Adobe® Photoshop® know-how and studio shoot experience, you can merge fact and fiction into a reality that lives up to your imagination. Renee Robyn has made a career of turning everyday photos from her travels into eye-catching images. Robyn will teach you how to add people and other elements to your existing landscape photos using ethereal custom effects.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • How to choose or set up a shoot for your background image
  • How to direct posing during a shoot, and work with directional light in-studio to make your subject fit into the background image
  • How to composite your subject into your image using Photoshop

Photo compositing allows you to breathe interesting ideas into your photos. Open your hard drive, walk into your memory, and turn past experiences into fantastic new realities.


Dino Maez

i have to say, the class was AMAZING! in every way from the tricks and technique's of mastering this art form to the personalized attention given by Renee. through the class you are able to learn information that would normally take the average person years of trial and error. Renee gives you the gift of benefitting from her her experiences and what she has learned THE HARD WAY! Renee is an outstanding instructor full of passion for what she does, and with a strong desire to not only improve the art, but more importantly, pay it forward, by sharing her knowledge with others. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the event in person, truly a once in a lifetime experience for me, the staff at creative live were THE BEST! they are helpful in every way and really made this event something special, i can't say enough about the experience i had and would highly recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to go down for a class, it will be an experience that you will never forget. but the best part of creative live is that wether you are there in person or wether you are watching from the comfort of your own home, you are involved in the class in REAL TIME, you have the ear and attention of the skilled artist giving the instruction, being there myself i can tell you that Renee was regularly given questions and comments from the viewers via the creative live staff and she would respond to them as they came, in that way you are very much apart of the class you are never left without getting that personalized attention of an amazing artist or that specific question you have answered, and even better you have the option to purchase the class and have it as a constant resource in your tool kit that you can refer back to at any point that you need a refresher or want to recall that special technique that was demonstrated. thank you thank you to renee and all the staff at creative live you have a life long member in me. and i would recomend that everyone take advantage of this valuable resource dino maez

stephen lenman

I have completed many creative courses. This is by far the best so far. Quite the most amazing and inspiring presenter with a true passion for their craft. The core information is excellent, but the thing i liked most were her subtle tangents, dropping incredible information completely on the fly. A complete real world honest view of business and practical side of the industry. Especially her advice on how she started to her business. Saving up enough in her day job so she could pay the rent, and do photography for 3-6 months.

Sheldon Carvalho

Awesome class. I've been following Renee for a very long time. I love her work and to finally see her work and get an image done from start to finish was quite something.. I love the way she sees things and the way she treats her work and all fellow creative. I would recommend this to everyone interested in getting into composting. Looking forward to creating and making my own art work. But it now :) Have fun creating. :)