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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

  2. 02

    Shoot: The Book Scene Background Shots

  3. 03

    Setting Up and Testing for Model Shots

  4. 04

    Shoot: The Model Shots

  5. 05

    Culling Images and Merging HDR Shots

  6. 06

    Compositing Background Images

  7. 07

    Compositing Model: Cut out and Color Matching

  8. 08

    Making Shadows Realistic in Photoshop

  9. 09

    Finishing the Composite: Final Touches


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


    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


    February 2016

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

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