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Compositing for Commercial Photography

with Lisa Carney

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    06:28
  •   08 Post Production Workflow Set-up

    17:25

Class duration: 2h 51m

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About The Class

From Shoot to Edit: Work Smart with your Retoucher

Compositing, or combining multiple images to create a single image, is particularly important in commercial photography when getting the perfect shot while remaining under budget is essential. Well-known retoucher Lisa Carney will demonstrate a strategic compositing workflow from concept to shoot planning to prep to post-production. Joining Lisa on set is Christina Peters who will help Lisa demonstrate the relationship and interaction between the retoucher and photographer while shooting a commercial product. Christina is an award-winning food photographer and owner of the Food Photography Club, an online forum for all things food photography.

Lisa will cover time- and cost-saving tips for shooting a campaign, including heading off costly pitfalls and planning for the unexpected. Perfect for both photographers and retouchers, this class will help you elevate your workflow and increase your profit margin.


SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

Topics Covered


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:28
  2. 02

    Pre-Shoot Planning

    11:57
  3. 03

    Backgrounds for Shooting

    02:57
  4. 04

    Props on Set

    09:11
  5. 05

    On-set Shoot Workflow

    07:11
  6. 06

    Image Stacking On-set

    14:45
  7. 07

    Image Coverage: Replacement Objects

    30:37
  8. 08

    Post Production Workflow Set-up

    17:25
  9. 09

    Basic Retouching

    13:10
  10. 10

    Strip in Alternate Elements

    16:51
  11. 11

    Editing The Background

    06:36
  12. 12

    Add Special Effects

    34:09

Meet Your Expert

Lisa Carney

Lisa Carney is a high end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries ... read more

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  • pdf Compositing Companion Handout
  • pdf Delivery Worksheet
  • pdf Estimating Shoot Worksheet
  • pdf Retouch Checklist 1
  • pdf Retouch Checklist 2
  • atn Solar-Curves Action

77% of students recommend this class.
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  • Sean

    September 2019

    Super Lisa is the best teacher. She makes learning Photoshop fun. Great course. Lisa has a great teaching style. She mixes in a great speech cadence, great voice up and down and pausing, jokes, and is extremely knowledgeable and fun to watch. Awesome course. Learned a lot from the course.

  • Anne Dougherty

    Anne Dougherty

    June 2018

    I love Lisa Carney’s classes! She is casual yet precise, and she thinks like I do! The workflow logic of her process is brilliant. Really brilliant. I started working in PS version 1.something, as the publisher I worked for was just computerizing their department, and I was a total novice. But right from our first day working digitally, we had to create images and files that our novice printers could successfully print from. Lisa’s logic/approach is so familiar! Making things work on a deadline is an incredible way to learn time-saving techniques, and I wish I’d had Lisa crunching solutions with me. I am new to the newest PSCC, but all off her process made sense to me. She moves fast, so it might be a little tough for a total beginner, but she stops and explains things very clearly once she’s gone through it a time or two on a file, so, hopefully everyone can get things solidified for themselves. Now that I am retired and doing my photo work just for myself, her compositing techniques are helping me get to my end results much more quickly. I wish I had a Lisa sitting alongside me, with a glass of wine, while I’m experimenting with my creative composited work. Thank you so much for having her as a CreativeLive instructor/mentor.

  • user-af7c94

    May 2018

    I took advantage of Photoshop Week and caught this class live - and loved it! I own other CreativeLive food photography courses, but I really liked the way Lisa and Christina taught the image shoot segment in this one. They show us a little glimpse of how the retoucher and photographer work together, in real time, on the set and I like that. Lisa and Christina are also very giving with their knowledge of how things work behind the scenes as well. Though, the main reason I bought this course was for the info Lisa shared about file naming and file version organization. There are a lot of video's on how to perform functions in Photoshop, but almost none about correctly naming, and organizing your versions. Now, I've got a real base to start from. Thanks :)

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