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Photoshop Compositing Made Simple: The L.E.N.S. System

Pete Collins, Photoshop Instructor, Photographer, Artist

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13 Videos (1h 14m)
    • Introduction

    • L - Lighting

    • E - Elevation

    • N - Noise

    • S - Sharpness

    • Picking the Right Photo

    • Gathering Elements

    • Quick Selection & Cutting

    • Transform, Liquify, Mask

    • Adding Your Elements

    • Applying the L.E.N.S. System

    • Finishing Touches

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Ever wonder how to seamlessly merge and collage images in Photoshop — so seamlessly that the final photo looks real? Learn how to Photoshop like a boss (or, if you feel so inclined, even Photoshop your boss) with photographer/illustrator Pete Collins and Wacom.

In this one-hour walkthrough loaded with tips, tricks and keyboard shortcuts, Pete shares his signature L.E.N.S. system for compositing (merging different images in a realistic way), and how to fine-tune the four key components of an effective composite:

  • Lighting
  • Elevation
  • Noise
  • Sharpness

Be forewarned – you may get addicted to Pete’s class assignment, embellishing your loved one’s likeness into a fantastical figure.

Whether you're a beginner or Photoshop pro, this class will inspire you to look at images differently, make your own, and have a lot of fun in the process. 

228 of 233 students recommendSee All

This course is packed full of great tips for composting in photoshop. I'll definitely be referring back to it when I'm working on projects. Very clearly explained with nice examples.
Linda Smith

I love art.

Super helpful
This is a great tutorial! I learned SO many tricks and tips, beyond the main subject which is compositing. Thank you, Pete, for your time and for your clear and valuable instructions.





Pete Collins

Photoshop Instructor, Photographer, Artist

Photoshop Instructor, Photographer, Artist. For the past 4 years, I worked as one of the creative developers for KelbyOne, creating materials for both print, web and video. On-air talent for Photoshop User TV, Photography Tips N Tricks and the Grid, along with public speaker and trainer. Inventor, Illustrator and general visual MacGuyver.

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