If you really want to make things realistic, you always gotta add a little little grass into the into the floor. And by the way, for those of you that are wondering how something like that will be created is actually quite simple. I mean, zoom out and I have the brush tool and have all of these brushes. But there's a default grass brush and actually may just reset my my brushes here so we can see the default. So these are the default brushes that come in photo shop. There is this brush here, but we're not gonna use it to, um, paint on a later, because right now if I start painting when I paint some grass But that's not really what I want to do. What I want to do is I want a clone grass. So I'm gonna create a new layer. I'm going to go into the clone stamp tool. I'm gonna select sample all layers, and I'm gonna select that same brush grass tool or I'm sorry, Grass brush. I'm gonna sample by holding the option key clicking on the grass. And that guy's a little tall, but you get the idea ...
what you really would want to do it If it was, it was a real composite. It's just the justice size of the brush. Maybe make it a little bit smaller we're doing on this wheel and just start painting that grass in there. So we're cloning from a different part of the image, but we're using the grass brush to give us a more realistic effect. So, um, just so you can get an idea of what just happened there, let me just disable the other layers. And that's what we did. We just painted that grass on there just to make it more realistic on top of everything else. And, of course, in a composite like this, then you would go on into the other steps that we've already, um, already talked about in this, uh, in this class. Maybe you would create, and I'm not gonna go through the whole thing, so don't worry about it. Maybe you would create a exposure adjustment layer, make a darker command, I to invert is another way of inverting the layer mask. And instead of using the you can actually probably still use the the grass brush and just paint in the shadow that way again with a welcome tablet. It's a little bit easier, but that's again another way of taking advantage of the brush tool. Because now you're painting with, um, let me let me make it targets you could see. So when you're painting, they're not going to get a straight edge or soft based. You're also getting those blades in there as well because you're using the grass brush to paint on the exposure adjustment layer. So that's sort of ah, way of putting two tips together. And to be frank with you, what I would really do is just this center part. I really wouldn't worry about the texture. I'm only mainly concerned about the the outside. So whoops I was still looks terrible. But, um, it will be something more like sometimes you want to do things fast as you're explaining, and it doesn't work as well as you think. But it would be something more like that, and obviously that's an exaggeration. But, um, I can bring down the exposure a little bit and and just the just the image that way. And obviously that's that Shadow wouldn't necessarily work for that composite, but you got ta be. I think
Jesús Ramirez is the host of the Photoshop Training Channel. He is a San Francisco Bay Area graphic designer/web developer who enjoys teaching Photoshop to anyone willing to learn! You can see some of Jesús’ designs, and projects on his Behance Portfolio Page.
Overall Photoshop Week 2017 has some amazing instructors for workflow & compositing. Jesus Ramirez has the unique ability to combine simplicity with really useful depth: blend modes, different approaches to selection or combining different tools. This course covers a lot of tools and there are a number of ‘wow! didn't know that!’ moments a more advanced user will love.
Yeah yeah, Jesus Ramirez is a great instructor and this class is packed with useful tips and even some fun ones that might not be so useful. But it was that one about using two windows from the same document that changed my Photoshop life.
Jesus is excellent! full of knowledge and provides a lot of helpful tips in a clear and easy to understand way. Only thing missing are captions for this class, for some reason. Otherwise, I wish there were more classes like this one.