with Corey Barker
Get ready to take your compositing skills to the next level! Join Corey Barker as steps you through the creation of a fantasy composite image, from extracting the subject though th... READ MORE
lessons: 10 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 52min
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Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop
with Corey Barker
Get ready to take your compositing skills to the next level! Join Corey Barker as steps you through the creation of a fantasy composite image, from extracting the subject though the final touches. Whether you are using an older version of Photoshop or the latest, you’ll learn how to cleanly extract your subject from the source image, how to build a background environment around your subject, and how to blend all of the elements together using lighting and atmospheric effects to create a believable composite image with impact. Corey will show you ways to use Photoshop that you’ve never thought of before, and he wraps up the class with cool tips for adding text and blending non-human objects into your composite. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join as Corey as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Selecting and Extracting
This lesson is for anyone with an older version of Photoshop. Corey starts by demonstrating how he selects and extracts a subject from a background, along with some tips on how to shoot a subject on a background.
lesson 3: Using Select and Mask
With the release of Photoshop CC 2015.5 and the new Select and Mask space, Corey demonstrates how to use this new feature to extract the same subject from the background.
lesson 4: Adding a Background
With the subject extracted, Corey moves on to adding the background and building the environment around the subject.
lesson 5: Coloring the Background
Having the subject blend with the background is key to a good composite, and coloring a good place to start.
lesson 6: Lighting Effects
Dramatic lighting effects can really enhance the final composite, and help to sell the overall look of the image.
lesson 7: Atmospheric Elements
Like lighting effects, adding suitable atmospheric elements can help blend the subject and the background into a believable composite.
lesson 8: HDR Toning
In this lesson Corey shares an unexpected use for HDR Toning when creating a composite, and then moves on toward adding more finishing touches.
lesson 9: Bonus Lesson: Text Effect
There may be projects where you need to add text to your composite, and in this lesson Corey shares some tips for adding text.
lesson 10: Bonus Lesson: Blending Non-Human Objects
In this lesson Corey demonstrates techniques for blending non-human elements into a composite.
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meet  Corey Barker
Corey Barker is an education and curriculum developer for all things Photoshop. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design, and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards including a recent induction into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.
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