So the first thing I want to do with this image is cropped. Now, I believe in using your keyboard shortcuts as much as possible. So I'm gonna walk you through that. We're gonna hit the letter C on your keyboard for Crop, which is going to bring up this little border thing here. So crop is on the left hand on your toolbar here about four little doo doo doo thinking meticulous. I don't know. Buttons down four or 51234 It's the fifth anyway, So we are going to change the aspect ratio of this because this image is nice as a vertical, but I really want to make it a horizontal shot. So we're gonna grab the crop tool. And right now, here I have clicked your original ratio. So that means that my image is going to stay, um, as an eight by 12 perspective or whatever the real word is for it. But anyways, this means I don't have to hit anything on my keyboard to change the aspect ratio. Uh, this is going to stay exactly the same. So this is actually kinda handy because you can change it to 1 to 1 ...
square four by 55 by 72 by three, etcetera, etcetera. I think we're two by three. Um controls you anyways, so we are going to crop this. And if you take this down far enough and then just pull your mouse away, it automatically will flip for you. I used to do this all the time. When I was doing Cropping is I would like, rotate everything afterwards. It was a mess. I'm so glad that we don't have to do that anymore. The other thing I want to correct with this image is that he took the image crooked. This is what happens sometimes. I don't hold my camera very a study very often, especially when in the studio. I'm excited. I'm working on something and I'm stoked. I tend to get a little wobbly with my lens. So what I'm doing right now is I'm just paying attention. Two his shoulders and I just want his shoulders and the hat that kind of straighten up. You can also adjust it a little bit by hitting the over buttons on your keyboard. If you want to get a little bit more precise with it. So I'm trying to make sure that the distance between the hat and the edge of the frame is similar to the distance to the bottom of this little frizzy, frizzy part on the last suit to the edge of the frame. So I just wanted to be similar, and it's looking pretty good. So if we want to accept that, we just hit enter on the keyboard and we have cropped and straightened our subject.
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Style a compelling character.
- Extract subject and replace background.
- Use textures and brushes to bring the subject into the image.
- Add a realistic atmospheric element.
- Color grade in Adobe Camera Raw.
ABOUT RENEE'S CLASS:
We can’t always shoot portraits in our dream locations. Sometimes we go to amazing places on vacation, or we find some great stock imagery online, and we want to transport our clients to somewhere special. For some artists, the most interesting places to create come from within.
For Renee, character portraits lean heavily on a compelling subject, something rooted in reality. In this class you will be guided through her process to style, pose, and hand paint texture and light to emphasize a portrait of a cowboy.
Take your studio portraits from clean and simple to compelling and eye catching!
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- Beginner and Intermediate Photographers
- Portrait photographers interested in compositing
- Beginner and Intermediate composite artists
- Artists interested in advancing their styling choices
Adobe Photoshop 2019 (20.0.6)
Adobe Camera Raw