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Creative Compositing Part 2: Putting it Together in Photoshop
Joel Grimes
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Creative Compositing Part 2: Putting it Together in Photoshop
lessons: 9 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 20min
published: 2012
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Creative Compositing Part 2: Putting it Together in Photoshop
with Joel Grimes
Master the compositing secrets used in professional commercial advertising. Join legendary commercial advertising photographer Joel Grimes as he shares his best creative Photoshop techniques, tools, and tips and tricks that will teach you how to "sell the fake" and create breathtaking, professional composite portraits. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Joel as he recaps the first part of this two-part class where he did all of the shooting, both in studio and on location, to capture the images that will be used in the second part of the class.

1min, 24sec
lesson 2: Making the Selects

When making your selects, you are going for the look that works with the project and background. By shooting multiple poses and angles it provides a great resource of photos to chose from.

4min, 8sec
lesson 3: Blending the HDR Background

Look over Joel's shoulder as he demonstrates all the settings and choices he makes as he runs the background captures through Photomatix Pro to create the final background image.

9min, 51sec
lesson 4: Creating that Grungy Look

Starting with a portrait of Ashley, the soccer player, Joel takes us through his process for getting his signature grungy look.

13min, 50sec
lesson 5: Extracting the Subject

Learn how to use the Quick Select and Refine Edge tools in Photoshop CS5 to make the job of extracting the subject from its original background a piece of cake.

7min, 47sec
lesson 6: Prepping the Background

Before dropping the subject into the scene, the background image needs to be run through the same grunging process that was done to the subject to help them work together.

16min, 45sec
lesson 7: Creating Atmosphere

A big part of "selling the fake" is taking steps to connect the subject to the background by creating and enhancing the atmosphere of the photo.

16min, 17sec
lesson 8: Dodge and Burn

Dodging and burning is a great technique for evening out the tones in the model's face and bringing out her beauty.

4min, 44sec
lesson 9: Final Retouches

Joel brings the final composite home with a few techniques to retouch the subject and burn in the shadows to add to the sense that she is really standing in the scene.

5min, 27sec
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Joel Grimes
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Leading Expert on Compositing & Lighting
Joel is a commercial advertising photographer whose style of capturing portraits has earned him the attention from many of the finest advertising agencies and art buyers. He strongly believes in creating images that go beyond the normal commercial application. In 1991, Joel’s first national-interest coffee table book, Navajo, Portrait of a Nation, received a number of photographic and graphic design awards.
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