[PHLEARN] Intro To Compositing Studio
Studio compositing is a balance between lighting, camera angles and Photoshop. This tutorial teaches all three, making the entire process simple.
3 complete composite tutorials.
Each composite image is different and comes with its own set of challenges. We include three composite image tutorials to go over the majority of techniques you need to create a successful studio composite. Learn to create shadows, match color, cut out hair, and match lighting on 3 different images.
Studio lighting explained.
One of the biggest challenges you will face in studio compositing is matching the light from the studio to the background image. If the light doesn’t match, your image will look out of place. Learn how to match multiple lighting conditions with the included 3-d lighting diagrams and lighting explanation video.
Learn to master the Pen Tool.
When it comes to cutting out your subject – there is no better tool than the Pen Tool. The accuracy, control and flexibility of the Pen Tool makes it the perfect companion for studio compositing. Learn to cut-out your subject from head to toe using the Pen Tool.
Copy shadows perfectly.
When it comes to compositing – the shadow is as important as the subject. Without a realistic shadow, your subject will look as if they were floating. You will learn how to use the exiting shadow from the studio image over-top of the composite, making your shadows perfectly real.
Mask hair flawlessly.
One of the hardest parts about studio compositing can be cutting out hair. Each hair needs to be removed from the background, and with detail that small, it can be difficult to capture. In this tutorial you will learn to cut out hair perfectly – that means every single strand. Check out the full size image to see for yourself.
Learn to shoot on green screen.
Photographing your subject on a green screen or “chroma key” background is a great technique for studio compositing. Ideally you can select out the green in Photoshop and remove it from the image, leaving just your subject. While this technique does work well, you are often left with some green color cast on your subject. In this tutorial we show you how to remove color casts and how to match color to your environment.
Stock backgrounds included
We provide you with everything you need to follow along with your tutorial – including the stock image backgrounds. These high-resolution images are carefully selected to make great composite backgrounds, they are simple and feature your subject nicely. Practice photographing your own subjects and placing them on the included backgrounds.
Create realistic shadows.
In order to make a composite image look real, your shadows have to match the background perfectly. Learn how to take an existing shadow, make it a selection, then copy shadows from the background image into that selection.
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