By Matt Kloskowski

Unlocking the major to ideal choices and awesome Photoshop results for absolutely practical CompositesCompositing is without doubt one of the most well liked tendencies in Photoshop and images this present day for portrait photographers, designers of all walks of existence, or even retouchers. in every single place you glance, from staff images, to college commencement or activities graphics, to magazines, motion picture posters, and DVD covers, likelihood is, you’ve visible compositing. In Photoshop Compositing secrets and techniques, Matt Kloskowski takes you thru the whole method in the back of growing convincing, well-executed, and alluring composites. You’ll see the way to create photos that run the gamut from real-world snap shots for company, commencement, or crew photographs to activities photographs, templates, and collages, or even the surreal, dramatic composites that consumers clamor for. you will study: essentially the most very important secrets and techniques to compositing: the best way to grasp decisions in Photoshop (yes, even wispy hair), What history colour, and digital camera and lights setups paintings most sensible for compositing, easy methods to flow an issue from one heritage to a different, and the Photoshop lighting fixtures and shadowing recommendations to make it glance real,And all of the Photoshop tips, tips, and lighting tricks you must pull off a resounding, expert composite. even if you are a expert, an aspiring expert, or a hobbyist, Photoshop Compositing secrets and techniques will sharpen your abilities and open up a complete new road of photographic expression in an easy-to-understand method that may have you ever growing your personal composites very quickly.

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Select the Brush tool (B) from the Toolbox and use the Left and Right Bracket keys on your keyboard to set the brush size to around 20 pixels. Zoom in on the shoulder (or other area) that was cut off and start painting until you see the rest of it appear. P HOTO S H O P C O M PO S I T I N G S E C R E T S > 13 Chapter 1 Selection Secrets STEP SIX: If you happen to paint too much and accidentally bring back some of the background, then press the X key to swap your Foreground and Background colors.

That’s the cool thing about layer masks for compositing— they let us go back and adjust the selection as much as we want with the Brush tool, so we can get really detailed if we need to. STEP ONE: We finished the last tutorial with our subject selected on his original layer with a layer mask, so all we see is a transparent background. ) P HOTO S H O P C O M PO S I T I N G S E C R E T S > 11 Chapter 1 Selection Secrets STEP TWO: Before we go any further in adjusting the selection, let’s add a new background behind the subject, so we can see how things are looking.

If you look at the left side of the Options Bar, you’ll see three little icons: a brush with a dotted oval, a brush with a dotted oval and + (plus sign), and a brush with a dotted oval and – (minus sign). The Quick Selection tool is automatically always in Add mode (the middle icon; and you’ll see a + in the middle of your brush). This means every time you clickand-paint with the brush, it adds to the selection. P HOTO S H O P C O M PO S I T I N G S E C R E T S > 3 Chapter 1 Selection Secrets STEP FOUR: I noticed a small area near the right edge of his shirt that wasn’t selected.

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