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Adobe Photoshop Compositing: Essential Techniques

via CreativeLive


Compositing allows you to bring the vivid images of your dreams to life. Join Phlearn’s Aaron Nace for an exploration of the artistic and technical skills that are essential to creating stunning composite images.

You’ll see Aaron’s core techniques in action, from start to finish – beginning with a green screen photography shoot and ending with an elaborate post-production compositing session. Aaron will shoot a sports-themed action shot and a model in a flowing dress. Then he’ll teach you how to build a background out of multiple images with a focus on making the new background dynamic and believable. You’ll also learn lighting techniques for matching your photo shoot light to the light in the alternate backgrounds. Finally, you’ll explore the best ways to use Adobe® Photoshop® to assemble your images so they match your unique, creative vision.

This course will teach you everything you need to know to conceptualize and produce complex, visual masterpieces driven by your imagination. What will you create?

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014


  • Introduction to Compositing
  • Composite Build-Ups
  • Fantasy Composite Shoot Setup
  • Fantasy Composite Shoot Setup Part 2
  • Shoot: Fantasy Composite
  • Compositing Fantasy Background Part 1
  • Compositing Fantasy Background Part 2
  • Compositing Headdress and Details
  • Compositing Special Effects
  • Compositing Finishing Touches
  • Recap of Fantasy Image
  • Soccer Shoot Background Overview
  • Soccer Shoot Studio Prep
  • Green Screen Q&A
  • Soccer Shoot: Lighting Test
  • Soccer Shoot: Test Shots & Rough Composite
  • Soccer Shoot: Jump Shot Part 1
  • Soccer Shoot: Jump Shot Part 2
  • Soccer Shoot: Shirtless Jump Shot
  • Soccer Shoot: Additional Elements
  • Soccer Shoot: Portrait
  • Sketching for Composites
  • Compositing Soccer Image Background Part 1
  • Compositing Soccer Image Background Part 2
  • Compositing Soccer Stadium Lights
  • Compositing Soccer Player Part 1
  • Compositing Soccer Player Part 2
  • Compositing Additional Elements Part 1
  • Compositing Additional Elements Part 2
  • Compositing Brightness and Light
  • Working with Color
  • Lighting Effects
  • Compositing Soccer Portrait

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Aaron Nace

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