Class Introduction


Essential Compositing Tips & Techniques In Photoshop®


Lesson Info

Class Introduction

The reason that you guys are here today is to learn some compositing techniques, the essential techniques. And composting can be complicated and maybe difficult if you don't understand what makes an image look realistic. When you're looking at an image sometimes technical aspects of a compost might be correct, like for example, masking, the shadows, things that you usually think about consciously might be correct. But there's something in your brain that tells you that something is just not working. You've probably had that before in the past where you have a subject and maybe it looks like they're sort of floating and you can't really tell why. And that's because when we composite we have to think about how our brain sees the real world. And that's what I'm gonna focus on mainly today, on those things we have to think about when we compost, those essential skills and techniques.

Class Description

Composites are more than just merging images together. To make a realistic composite, one needs to consider light sources and perspective. By using Photoshop® you can create worlds and scenes with your photography that would take extreme budgets to capture in camera. 

In this class you’ll learn:

  • How to use adjustment layers to check the luminance, saturation, and hue of a composite.
  • How to make composites come to life by adding ambient color.
  • How to use familiar tools in unconventional ways to help you create realistic composites

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5.1


Arlette Hatcher

A great course full of useful information and helpful tips. I would really recommend this course to anyone interested in compositing in photoshop. Will look for more like it in Creative Live. Thank you.

Nicole Wilde

Holy moly! I've been compositing for a few years and although I know the basics of matching direction of light, shadows, color, etc. this course blew my mind with how much info and new, valuable tricks are packed in. I love that it's all substance and no fluff, and the substance is super useful. Before I even finished watching the entire thing I posted on my FB page about it, and a few fellow compositors are now purchasing it as well. Thanks so much Jesus, this was the best money I've spent in a long time!

Alfonso Perez

Let me just say if you were like me and were debating whether to get this class or not, thinking "man, is it worth it?" Let me say this: YES IT IS! Get this class!! Wow I've been using photoshop for a couple years now and I learned soooo much from this class! Jesus Ramirez does an awesome Job on explaining his techniques and teaching you! Whether you're a beginner to a pro, you will definitely enjoy this class!