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

      1:43
    • L - Lighting

      8:29
    • E - Elevation

      2:13
    • N - Noise

      4:12
    • S - Sharpness

      5:51
    • Picking the Right Photo

      4:44
    • Gathering Elements

      4:54
    • Quick Selection & Cutting

      6:25
    • Transform, Liquify, Mask

      11:23
    • Adding Your Elements

      5:31
    • Applying the L.E.N.S. System

      12:26
    • Finishing Touches

      6:05
    • Conclusion

      0:27

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. 

211 of 216 students recommendSee All

This is a really fun class. I love how the teacher breaks down each principles to make a great looking composite. He also teaches something techniques that can be applied to numerous project.
Samantha B

Aspiring graphic designer (currently in school)

Clear, clean, and lean. Thanks for the excellent explanations and creative compositions.
Learnt a lot of new things during this class really informative.

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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.