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Creating Your Reality with Composite Photography

Renée Robyn

Creating Your Reality with Composite Photography

Renée Robyn

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Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

09:16
2

Why You Should Sketch Your Composite

03:25
3

What to Look for in Your Background

10:51
4

Posing Your Model

08:23
5

Communicate with Your Team

10:34
6

Elements of Compositing

31:36
7

Learning from Failure & Criticism

12:27
8

On-Location Safety Tips

03:42
9

How to Nail the Right Perspective for Your Composite Photo

07:15
10

Gauging Light & Exposure On-Location

03:49
11

On-Location Posing

18:37
12

Cliff Shoot Location Final Thoughts

12:03
13

Tips for Culling Images

09:41
14

Culling Images Q&A

11:29
15

Preparing Your Image for Composite

07:18
16

Composite Image Cleanup

11:01
17

Adding Background Image to Composite

17:04
18

The Difference Between Flow & Opacity

05:41
19

Composite Sky Elements

20:58
20

Using Curves to Color Match

05:43
21

Adding Atmospheric Depth to Image

17:08
22

Using Color Efex Pro to Manipulate Color

07:37
23

Using the Liquify Tool

05:15
24

Color Theory & Monitor Calibration

10:35
25

Adding Smoke Layer to Image

07:55
26

Selective Sharpening

05:18
27

Crop Your Image

02:29
28

Goal Setting for Digital Artists

04:39
29

Review of Location Composite

01:57
30

Understand Angle & Height for Your Base Plate Image

06:15
31

Base Plate Focus Point

04:45
32

Base Plate Lighting Tips

06:10
33

How to Use a Stand-In for Base Plate Image

03:47
34

Capture On-Location Base Plate Image

05:57
35

Student Positioning Demo

09:05
36

Base Plate Sketching

07:33
37

On-Location Sky Capture

01:53
38

What to Look for in a Base Plate Model

14:30
39

Building Composite Model Lighting

10:03
40

Composite Model Test Shots for Angle Matching

19:48
41

Composite Model Shoot: The Art of Fabric Throwing

13:34
42

Composite Model Shoot: Working with Hair

05:45
43

Composite Model Shoot: Posing Techniques

21:26
44

Composite Test with Final Shot

06:12
45

Lighting Setup Overview

04:52
46

Culling Model Shoot Images

03:35
47

Adjusting Skintone Colors

04:54
48

Merging Background with Model

04:54
49

How to Mask Hair

09:49
50

Creating a Layer Mask with the Brush Tool

14:23
51

Creating Shadow Layers

07:10
52

Removing Visual Distractions with Stamp Tool

07:11
53

Replacing Sky with Layer Mask

05:15
54

Drawing Hair Strands and Atmospheric Depth

10:30
55

Creating Contrast in Your Composite

12:23
56

Adding Atmospheric Elements

06:43
57

Using Particle Shop

11:47
58

Selective Color Adjustments

07:58
59

Cropping, Sharpening, & Final Touches

10:29
60

Closing Thoughts

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.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Texture Sample Pack
Layered Beach PSD Composite
Layered Cliff PSD Composite

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