4. Photo Composition in Photoshop [Sneak Peek]

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Description

Getting into some more advanced sh*t!

Photo composition is the marriage between 

1. ‘cutting’ backgrounds in PS as you need to know how to get multiple subjects out of different images 

2. photo editing in PS as you need to know how to make those multiple subjects from all over the place, look like they are from the same scenery in a cohesive composition.


TALKING:

    • what it is?
    • when you use it? [applications]
    • why use it?
    • going through the steps of the photo composition process
    • focus on choosing the right imagery & proper execution
    • perspective & lighting 
    • discussing & overcoming different challenges
    • going through a project start – finish
    • your project

…and actually learning how to become your own critic, assessing your composition, what needs to be done and figuring out what technique you have to use to achieve it!

TECHNIQUE-wise:

    • diving deeper into masks
    • using multiple adjustment layers
    • shading and highlighting
    • transparency & blending modes

….and other already known ones [from previous classes]: cropping, pen tool, retouching, cloning, color adjustments, etc …


Can’t wait to ‘see’ you there….stay amazing,
Em B-)

Example

1. MACARONS Composition 
This is the first start-to-finish project we do throughout the class

Starting from the 2 original photos, we took the right image and integrated it in the left one


Here is the composition after just positioning the elements together

Steps: 
    • cropping [masking]
    • transforming
    • positioning 


Then going to the final version

Steps: 
    • retouching the background
    • softening the edge [mask altering]
    • shading
    • color adjustments
    • taking care of the details


Here’s a summary of the process:


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2. TOMATOES Composition 

This is the second start-to-finish project we do in the class

Starting from the 3 original photos, taking the 2 right ones and integrating them in the background one


Here’s the composition after just the positioning of the objects together

Steps: 
    • cropping [masking]
    • transforming
    • positioning 


Then working on modifications until the final version

Steps: 
    • shading
    • color adjustments
    • cloning
    • ‘brushing in’ the reflections on the glass from the original photo
    • transparency of the glass
    • taking care of the details


And here’s a bonus extended background version [we show the process in the class]


…aaaaaand a summary of the process [with focus on our objects]


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Can’t wait to see what you’re up to! 🙂

…stay amazing,
Em B-)