Using Composite Photography to Create a Fantasy World
with Karen Alsop
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About The Class
Learn to Use Photo Compositing to Bring A Surreal Fantasy World to Life.
Karen Alsop is known for creating beautiful fantasy worlds through her unique compositing techniques in Adobe® Lightroom® and Adobe® Photoshop®. Whether you're a wedding, portrait, landscape or commercial photographer, this class will show you how to create beautiful and distinctive images you can offer your clients to expand your business.
Join us for this class, and you’ll learn how to:
- Shoot with your composite in mind: lighting, posing and angles.
- Choose background and subject images that will work best in the composite.
- Learn Adobe Lightroom and AdobePhotoshop techniques to create a fantastical atmosphere.
Karen’s emphasis on creativity and imagination in her process has helped her to make a product that competitors have a hard time recreating. Karen’s beautiful, intricate work is not simply the result of vast technical skill, but rather is the careful integration of a number of elements. She puts subjects at ease and inspires them with artful direction; incorporates them into fantasy landscapes using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop and then effectively prices and markets the final product.
Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adding Fine Art Compositing to Your Business24:28
Background Plate Workflow22:54
Setting Up Studio for Shoot09:04
Photograph the Rabbit05:09
Mock Up of Rabbit in Photoshop™08:56
Photograph The Rabbit Costume34:34
Setting up the Studio to Shoot with a Green Screen03:41
Photographing the Child in Segments27:22
Photographing Hair in Motion29:46
Getting a Great Costume Shot11:21
Use Lightroom to Choose the Best Images13:07
Make Selections in Photoshop™15:08
How to Use Photoshop™ Brushes to Mask Out Images22:36
Crop Out & Add Costume to Rabbit27:41
Warp Techniques to Fit Costume to Rabbit20:31
Shading & Shadows on & Under Rabbit31:50
Change color of Rabbit Costume12:00
Remove Green Screen from Child Image08:22
Background Plate Workflow21:40
How to Create a Brush11:25
Add Layers to Create Full Looking Hair27:49
Add Shadows to Image05:57
Workflow: Group Rabbit & Child Images10:47
Match the Scene with Color05:31
Spill Light: Painting with Light to Blend09:46
Levels Adjustment Layers: Shading & Rim Lighting04:59
Finalize Image Workflow in Lightroom™08:36
Export Image in Different Formats15:44
Marketing Composite Photography to Clients17:13
Presenting Image to Client23:06
Karen Alsop is an internationally acclaimed Melbourne, Australia-based photographic digital artist. Expanding on two decades of photographic and graphic design experience, Karen brings photography and art together to create stunning artworks that tell a story and take the viewer into another world. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
The Story Art Journey eBook
Planning a Composite Video Tutorial (Large download - 1.2gb)
Photoshop Hair Brush
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I've found many great instructors at CreativeLive and Karen ranks right up there at the top! With her relaxed, thoughtful manner of presenting, I was immediately hooked. Her organization, clear explanations and demonstration, and on target response to questions are superb. This course covers an amazing range of skills and tricks of the trade. Whether you're interested in getting better shots to work with, better workflow at the computer, or better output at the end, Karen covers it all.
This was such an amazing class! Karen is so talented, inspiring, and such an amazing teacher. Very forthcoming and open about all of her techniques. I'm so looking forward to jumping into compositing, I feel like this is definitely something my soul desires to explore and Karen has made it so easy and accesible through her beautiful course! Thanks so much Karen and CreativeLive!
Karen is very talented and a great teacher and I enjoyed every minute of the course. But what I found to be the best part was seeing what an amazing person she is. The video of compositing the disabled children to make their dreams come true had me in tears. It has inspired me to use my talents to help others and not learn photo manipulation for self enjoyment. God bless you Karen.
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