Create complex and beautiful photo composites. This course will teach you the fundamentals and secrets of photo compositing--advanced masking techniques, luminosity and color adjustments, selective sharpening and more.
With digital photo editing, "the sky's the limit." In this course, Secrets of Composite Artwork in Photoshop, you will start your exciting adventure and create a complex, dreamy photo composite. This course starts with a short introduction where you'll get familiar with the basic principles of photo compositing. The hands-on process starts with mastering advanced masking techniques with Photoshop Channels. Next, you will build the Composition and focus on Luminosity and Color Adjustments, taking advantage of several great Photoshop tools such as Black and White Adjustment Layer, the Curves Adjustment Layer, Gradient Map, and Blend Modes. Once you have the color adjustments ready, you will focus on contrast adjustments with a Dodge and Burn technique. Finally, you'll add a few last touches including selective sharpening and Dust Effect created with the help of Photoshop Custom Brush. When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of photo compositing, helping you as you move forward to professional photo editing and graphic design.
Kasia is a fine art photographer, designer, and video creator. Her work is displayed internationally including
the Asia Contemporary Art Gallery in Singapore. Kasia is a founder of Digital Art Classes. She is also an
active contributor to several photo stock agencies including Alamy and Stockimo.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Kasia Zmokla and welcome to my course Secrets of Composite Artwork in Photoshop. Professionally I am a photographer, graphic designer and a video creator with over 20 years experience working in the graphic design for design studios on a wide variety of projects. I have designed this course for anyone who wants to take a deep dive into the world of photo compositing. I will walk you step by step, starting with masking methods, through composition of the image, luminosity, color and contrast adjustments. We will work in a non-destructive way using adjustment layers, custom brush and blend modes. I'm very excited about this project. Join me in this course and start working with the high quality supporting materials. I promise you, you will see great results in no time. By the end of this course you will have solid understanding of digital photo compositing. You will be able to create your own unique artwork and give form to your creative intentions. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of Photoshop interface. I hope you will join me on this journey, Secrets of Composite Artwork in Photoshop at Pluralsight.