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Photoshop for iPad: Photoshop Compositing

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Take your image editing on the go with Photoshop for the iPad. Discover how to create composites and retouch portraits with this powerful mobile app.

Take your image editing on the go with Photoshop for the iPad. This course shows how to use the unique features and workflow in Photoshop for the iPad to create photo composites and retouch portraits. Artist and bestselling Photoshop author Steve Caplin introduces two projects that you can follow step by step. Discover advanced layering and masking tips to combine photos into new works of art and professional beauty retouching techniques to make your subjects shine. Learn how to load selections automatically, nondestructively edit layers, change backgrounds, and blend your changes in by adding realistic light and color adjustments.


  • Photoshop for iPad
1. The Photoshop Interface
  • Opening and creating files
  • Viewing and manipulating layers
  • Selecting and using tools
  • Using menus
  • Using the Selection tool
2. Creating a Photo Montage
  • Opening the background image
  • Selecting the subject
  • Creating a mask from the selection
  • Using the Object Select tool to add a mask
  • Unlinking a layer mask using the Transform Selection tool
  • Adding a new layer and building a floor reflection
  • Adding a window mask
  • Adding a view through the window
  • Adding a window reflection
  • Patching the power strips
  • Adding a text banner
  • Distorting the text
  • Adjusting the color of a layer
  • Making adjustments based on selections
3. Creating a Beauty Retouch
  • Removing blemishes and coloring shadows
  • Boosting contrast with a Levels adjustment layer
  • Enhancing colors with a Levels adjustment layer
  • Painting translucent effects with an adjustment layer
  • Adding selective tinting effects
  • Painting skin tones with low opacity
  • Adding realistic coloring effects
  • Adding a background
  • Adding lighting effects
  • Next steps

Taught by

Steve Caplin

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