Apply Adjustments to Layers for Improved Matching
Let's take a look at another kind of blending now this obviously the layer mass care is just totally amazingly perfect except the images don't actually match so we've got a kind of sayin almost greenish cast to the foreground the cathedral and the sky is like incredibly red so let's just fix that with a color balance adjustment perhaps so I'm gonna click on the thumbnail for my cathedral layer because that's the top layer and I want my adjustment to be above it and when I add a new adjustment layer that's going to go above the current image layer the currently selected image layer and we'll just choose color balance and maybe all shift toward red and shift toward yellow and as I'm doing this notice that the sky is also changing oh I must need a layer mask no I don't actually I can put this adjustment layer into a clipping group with the directly underlying layer just by clicking this little button the left most button at the bottom of the properties panel is a clipping group button I c...
an also hold the altar or option key and click on that dividing line between the two layers to put it into a clipping group but this little button is usually easier and now that this adjustment layer is in a clipping group with the layer below the adjustment layer will on lee effect that layer so we'll bring this back and you know, maybe something like, maybe stronger. Read some now, it's totally believable, right? But the point is that we can apply adjustments two individual layers within our composite image to help things blend together a little bit more seamlessly. So that gives us the foundation that gives us all the fundamentals in terms of blending images and, you know, being able to apply some basic contortions to those images and applying adjustments that things blend. Thinking about how we want things to blend together. This really gives you a foundation for all the basic tools you need to assemble a composite. So then the next step is think up some wild and crazy ideas, figure out some composites you want to create and then use these basic techniques and practice them. So they become a little bit more habit, and you get a little bit more skilled in their use so you can create really, really great results. Obviously, we've had a lot of fun making some silly results here, to be sure, but those concepts could be applied to create some really wonderful images as well.
Compositing allows you to bring together the best elements of separate images into a single masterpiece, but doing it well is often tedious and complex. In Getting Started with Composite Images, Tim Grey will teach compositing techniques that simplify the process.
Tim will demonstrate “automatic” methods you can use to create composite images in Photoshop. You’ll learn about assembling a composite panorama, working with focus stacks, and high dynamic range (HDR) images. You’ll learn how to create seamless layer masks and how to ensure an object placed in a photo matches in terms of tone and color. Tim will also teach you how to resize and reposition objects so your composites come out beautifully.
Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2