Merging Background with Model
So, I'm just gonna scan through, and I'm just in File Explorer. It doesn't really matter, I just need to see what's going on. So this one I kinda like. This is from standing. That's from squatting down, so this I can tell, higher, lower, you can look at the bottom of the image. You can see more information is bigger here, it's closer to the lens. Standing up these little rocks are quite small, so that's one of the ways that I like to tell where I was standing or whether I was sitting closer to the ground. So I'm gonna use one that was shot closer to the ground. I think I'm gonna try this one here. This will be pretty nice. We have some city crap to get rid of here. I'm not a big fan of that stuff, so we'll be digging through that. So 4443, doop-de-doo. Somebody in the comments yesterday, 'cause I read the comments, so all of you that are saying nasty stuff, you watch yourself, be nice. (laughs) Somebody said a comment about hey, she does the doop-de-doo thing. So yeah, I can't shut mys...
elf off when I'm doing this kind of stuff because my mindset when I'm editing is still pretty consistent and just instead of talking inside my brain, I'm talking outside my brain with a PG filter. (laughs) All righty, so let's pull over this one here, so Control A, Control C, Control, Shift V, so of course she's way too big. I'm gonna duplicate it and I'm just gonna hide one of these, so I'm gonna highlight this here, and I'm gonna call those high rows. So I know that if I squirrel around with this other size here I already have a layer that's saved that is exactly the resolution she was to begin with, and yes, I could work with smart objects, for those of you who are more Photoshop advanced, but this is not intended for you know, people who are as that advanced. So if you're comfortable with smart objects, use a smart object, but we're not gonna get into that today. So we are just going to go Control or Command T and I'm gonna hold Shift and make her a little tinier, and let's figure out where we want to put her. 'Cause remember there's my rock. I know right here I'm like okay, that's the spot that I focus because I made it something that I'm gonna notice, right there. That's what's in focus, so my playing area is right about here. So let's try this, I'm gonna put her onto overlay so we can see, multiply. I'm just changing the blending mode of my layer of the model, so that I can move her around and see kind of a little bit more accurately what's up. So in this case I'm turning a photo into a landscape, so in my mind, normally, she has a little bit too much information. I would have liked to have shot this, I did shoot this with the intention of making this portrait, where it's model in landscape as opposed to a landscape with model. But sometimes what happens, especially with compositing, and when you're doing stuff live, you change your mind. So in my mind she's gonna have a little too much information and I would've liked to have shot her a little bit smaller, but we'll probably be able to get away with it today. I just want to make sure that we have all the right information, so remember before we were talking about how she's facing the wrong way, because we would see more of this side of her body if we had actually photographed somebody there. So I am just going to go Command T, right click, and flip horizontal. So it's just kinda faking it, really, at the end of the day. And actually locking her in the middle isn't the worst thing. I spend a fair bit of time moving things around, and I'm pretty much okay with it. (laughs) How do you guys feel about this? Thinking that's sitting okay there? I'm totally okay if somebody says no, but in my mind that's looking pretty good. (laughs) I'm just zooming in here, looking at with the blending mode, I'm just looking here, so these rocks here are a little bit soft, just a teeny bit. Let's see if I can move her back a little bit more. In this case we're also probably running into a difference of lenses, so she's probably gonna be just a little bit sharper because it's a prime lens versus a zoom lens.