Digital Studio 3: Color Correction, Retouching & Compositing in Photoshop for Beginners

Benjamin Halsall, Final Cut Pro X & Adobe Courses

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6 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Balancing Colour

    • 2. Basic Retouching

    • 3. Compositing Using Smart Objects & Layer Masks

    • 4. Creating a Refined Mask

    • 5. Create Shadows

    • 6. Creating Patterns


Project Description

Toy Story - Digital Composition

Your Composition

Create a composition using the images attached in the ZIP file as well as your own images if you wish.

Take 10 screen shots of your progress. In this exercise you should demonstrate different ways in which you can use the techniques for color correcting, retouching & compositing images.

What You Should Post

Your composition can be playful and fun or dark and scary. How you interpret the images, and any you choose to add, is up to you. The key here is to try out as many different techniques in terms of colour correction, masking and compositing as you can.

  1. Create a composition of 10 to 20 layers at a resolution of 17 inches x 11 inches (Tabloid) at 300 Pixels/inch.
  2. Name your layers so that they are easy to navigate.
  3. Post 10 screen captures of the drawing in progress as well as an exported JPEG of the final image.
  4. Write a little about how you could improve your composition.
  5. Share your work.

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