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From Shoot Through Photo Editing: Building a Composite in Photoshop

with Aaron Nace

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About The Class


Compositing in Photoshop opens a world of imagination and gives you the tools to channel your inspiration directly through your fingertips. In this class, Aaron Nace will walk you through a shoot to show you how to play with size and scale to create a fantastical image. Aaron will teach you about directing light so that the combination of images share matching light sources; posing models correctly to achieve your vision, and diving into photoshop to carefully composite the photos and walk away with something that could only have been imagined.  


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    07:08
  2. 02

    Shoot: The Book Scene Background Shots

    24:51
  3. 03

    Setting Up and Testing for Model Shots

    24:00
  4. 04

    Shoot: The Model Shots

    17:11
  5. 05

    Culling Images and Merging HDR Shots

    13:31
  6. 06

    Compositing Background Images

    15:39
  7. 07

    Compositing Model: Cut out and Color Matching

    23:43
  8. 08

    Making Shadows Realistic in Photoshop

    25:03
  9. 09

    Finishing the Composite: Final Touches

    11:33

Meet Your Expert

Aaron Nace

For over five years, Aaron Nace has been teaching photography and photo manipulation to millions of users across the world at every skill level. Initially a hobbyist while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from North Carolina ... read more

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  • Steve61861

    Steve61861

    February 2016

    Tremendous course. Loved getting an advanced course from a great teacher. I learned a ton of useful things in this course and am certain that I will be viewing this course over and over. Worth twice the cost! Thanks Creative Live!!!

  • AmandaReese

    AmandaReese

    February 2016

    Love love love this class! So much fun and informative.

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