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Sea of Time Photo Composite

Creative Director and Photoshop Guru Rikard Rodin takes you through the entire process of creating a beautiful composite—The Sea of Time—out of 9 different images. The course is filled with Photoshop techniques that are useful for any photo compositing work you may want to do—including 5 different ways of cutting out elements from photos, tips for using the clone stamp tool, quick masks, transforms, smart objects, color adjustments and much, much more.

Details & Requirements


Length: 2 Hours 4 Minutes

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tags: 9 for 9 Most Popular On Sale Rikard Rodin

Required Software: Photoshop CC

Read these instructions to get started with the course: Read Me 1st on Training

Read these instructions for help on installing presets: Read Me 1st on Presets

Elements Before

Combined Composite After

Lessons


8m 48s

Lesson 1: Getting Started

Here we set up our file, do our first cutout and mask, and learn some helpful shortcuts that we will use throughout the rest of the project.


8m 19s

Lesson 2: Masking 101

Here we use two methods (paths and channels) to mask the woman and then refine our selection.


5m 39s

Lesson 3: Smart Objects

In this lesson you will learn what Smart Objects are, their value and how to create them.


6m 24s

Lesson 4: First Clock Part I

In this lesson, we cut out the first clock using the elliptical marquee and also delve into the transform selection and Quick Mask tools.


8m 57s

Lesson 5: First Clock Part II

In the second part of the lesson, we cut out the clock face and also learn techniques to get rid of glass reflections using masked and grouped adjustment layers.


4m 16s

Lesson 6: Second Clock

For the second clock, we learn about using channels to save selections and some tips and tricks in using the transform tool.


11m 44s

Lesson 7: Third Clock & Chain

Clone stamp, masking, skewing and more are covered in this lesson, where we cut out the last full clock as well as the chain.


10m 7s

Lesson 8: Composing the Scene

In this lesson, all the parts start to come together. Using transforms and the move tool, we get all of the parts of the composition coming together.


4m 44s

Lesson 9: Clock Face Change

In addition to changing the face on two of the clocks, this lesson covers some tricks in using the Black and White adjustment.


8m 46s

Lesson 10: Element Color Grading

Learn how to use multiple gradient overlays with different blending modes to get elements of an image to integrate into a colorful background.


8m 40s

Lesson 11: Reflections

Here’s how to create realistic reflections in the water that match perspective, are masked where needed and use the right blending mode.


9m 40s

Lesson 12: Integration

Before a final color grade, we work through various parts of the image to get the elements to look like they belong. Learn more about smart objects, using different blending modes and the blending options for layers.


15m 33s

Lesson 13: Overall Color Grading

How to get 9 photos to all look like they belong together? While making an image look more like art than a photo? This lesson shows you how.


12m 59s

Lesson 14: The Final Touches

In the final lesson we use the Field Blur tool to create depth of field in the image and then make some final adjustments to give the whole image a more finished look.


Source Files

All source files for the course.


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