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Essential Compositing Tips & Techniques In Photoshop

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Class Introduction

Jesús Ramirez

Essential Compositing Tips & Techniques In Photoshop

Jesús Ramirez

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction

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 Adobe® 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

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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.


Jesus is amazing a true guru of PS and an fabulous instructor very clear in his instruction method and details ... been watching him for years and he's improved 10 fold.

Jo Moolenschot

This short course is packed full of incredibly useful tips! I've been working with Photoshop for years and I did not know some of these excellent techniques. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in refining their compositing techniques, understanding why things work the way they do with compositing or simply refreshing their technical compositing knowledge. Thank you Jesus, much appreciated!