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Photoshop Layers: Working with Multiple Photos

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Overview

Learn how to use multiple photographs to create compelling imagery. Discover how to create an action composite, a star trail photo, a panoramic image, and more.

Discover how to create new and exciting images with the power of layers. In this course, join Rich Harrington as he steps through how to use multiple photographs to create compelling imagery. Rich shows how to get increased depth of field with focus stacking; how to remove distractions by using multiple photos of the same scene; and how to see a moving subject traverse the frame using an action composite. He also covers how to shoot the night sky and create a star trail photo, and how to reassemble a large image using multiple scans. To wrap up the course, Rich shares how to create sweeping views with large panoramic photos.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Exercise files
1. Mastering the Layers Panel
  • Loading multiple layers
  • Naming and organizing layers
  • Using nests and groups
  • Understanding Smart Objects
2. Using Focus Stacking for Increased Depth of Field
  • Shooting a focus stacked image
  • Loading multiple layers into a stack
  • Blending the focus stacked image
  • Sharpening and grading the final image
3. Using Multiple Images to Remove Unwanted Objects
  • Shooting for object removal
  • Loading multiple layers into a stack for object removal
  • Using stack modes
  • Cleaning up with cloning
  • Sharpening and grading the final image
4. Creating an Action Composite from Multiple Exposures
  • Shooting for an action composite
  • Loading and aligning multiple layers into a document
  • Adding masks to composite the images
  • Sharpening and grading the final image
5. Creating a Star Trail Photo
  • Shooting for a star trail
  • Loading and stacking the layers
  • Using stack modes
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6. Compelling Black-and-White Photos from HDR
  • Shooting for a black-and-white HDR
  • Creating an HDR with Merge to HDR Pro
  • Toning the HDR image
  • Converting to black and white
  • Adding finishing touches to the black-and-white file
  • Creating the HDR file in Adobe Camera Raw
7. Joining a Multipart Scan into One File
  • Scanning a large image in multiple pieces
  • Loading the pieces into a single Photoshop document
  • Aligning and blending the pieces of the scan
  • Sharpening and grading the final image
8. Creating a Panoramic Image
  • Shooting for a panoramic photo
  • Creating the panoramic file in Adobe Camera Raw
  • Toning and developing the panoramic image
  • Removing wide angle distortion
  • Filling in holes with Content-Aware Fill and Cloning
  • Adding finishing touches to the panoramic image
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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