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Compositing Portraits with Photoshop

Rob Sigler

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16 Videos (1h 8m)
    • Introduction to the class

      2:06
    • Intro to the Gymnast

      0:33
    • Gymnast 1

      9:20
    • Gymnast 2

      3:12
    • Gymnast 3

      2:02
    • Gymnast 4

      5:20
    • Intro to Ballet

      0:36
    • Ballet 1

      2:48
    • Ballet 2

      5:24
    • Ballet 3

      6:43
    • Ballet 4

      10:31
    • Intro to Hockey

      0:40
    • Hockey 1

      7:45
    • Hockey 2

      3:58
    • Hockey 3

      2:03
    • Hockey 4

      5:10

About This Class

Have you ever wanted to "extract" a person from a photo, and place them against a different background?  Have you tried this, only to see results that looked fake?  In this class, I'm going to show you exactly how to cut people out of an image, and move them to a new background.  No selection knowledge is needed.  I'll start at the very beginning.

Now, you're probably asking, why in the world would I would I want to subject myself to this type of tedious work?  Well, let me give you a few reasons:

  1. This process make your images look REALLY COOL!  Your clients will love this look, and will be amazed at how you did this.
  2. This will set you apart from your competition.  With the cost of DSLR camera so low, there are more "professional" photographers than ever!   These techniques will give you the edge you need to stand out.
  3. It's easy and fun!
  4. This technique will allow you to take event portraits in a school gym, a dull room, or a dance studio.  If you have a blank wall to work with, you've got everything you need (except for the camera and a light).
  5. Please re-read number 1.
  6. Your clients will remember you, and you'll be a topic of conversation to anyone who sees your work!

This is a basic compositing course.  You'll need Photoshop, preferably the latest version (Photoshop CC 2017), and a brief knowledge of layers and layer masks.

I love compositing, and I hope you will too after taking this class.  If you have any questions, I'm more than happy to help!