Compositing In Photoshop Using Real Fire
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Compositing In Photoshop Using Real Fire

Make flawless images by combining elements of multiple photos into one finished product
4.8 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
26 students enrolled
Created by Jay Perry
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 33 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to take elements from multiple images to create a final product
  • The importance of planning a composite
  • Simple lighting techniques that will enhance your images
  • Cutting people out of images to be placed in other images or on the lower half of a horse
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Requirements
  • You should have some Photoshop experience
  • You should understand the basics of digital photography
Description

I basically made the course I would have been looking for when I started out in photography..... and had some fun with it. In 2009, I wanted to learn how to cut people out of images and place them in different backgrounds. How to add shadows to them, and blend the colors so it looks like they belong. I had no idea back then how to light subjects for composites or what photoshop skills I would need to make it happen. But I'll show you all my secrets I've learned over the years and.... we get to do it with fire!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to improve their compositing skills in Photoshop
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
02:22:40
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Introduction
3 Lectures 03:57

Some boring theory, pre-planning and ideas
01:54

A little bit of gear talk... just a bit
01:09
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Project One: The Unicorn Chained Up To A Target With Flaming Axes Photo
13 Lectures 01:13:17

The setup
02:05

How I lit the foreground axe
01:59

How I lit the other axes and test shots
03:20


Starting the edit. Masks and other fun stuff
10:42

Adding the fire to the axes!
11:22

Lets get rid of things that shouldn’t be there
05:47

Color Correcting
04:50

Contrast and Filters. Almost done!
08:53

The final steps
16:10

Where this image could be used
00:28

Practice this composite yourself with these JPGs
00:09
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Project Two: Making Myself Into A Centaur For My Grandmother
12 Lectures 01:05:26
Why this image needed to exist
01:17

Where I got my background
01:25


How I lit and photographed myself
00:50

Lets light a torch on fire!! And how I built it
04:18

Cutting out the images from their backgrounds
07:46

Making the centaur and cleaning it up
13:43

Adding the fire!
07:08

Color correction and adding shadows
09:38

Final edits
13:39

Bonus Video: I surprised my Grandmother with a print of this image
01:54

Practice this composite yourself with these JPGs
00:14
About the Instructor
Jay Perry
4.8 Average rating
14 Reviews
26 Students
1 Course
Photographer

Jay Perry is a Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, based professional photographer specializing in creative and commercial projects. Having began his career in 2009 as a nightlife photographer, Jay was able to rapidly expand his portfolio to include prominent artists such as Snoop Dogg, Usher and Gwen Stefani, as well as clients such as the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Pizza. Additionally, while traveling to Haiti during the aftermath of its devastating 2010 earthquake, Jay shot a series of photos capturing the country’s resilience – of which he produced the award-winning photo ‘Kettiene-Love‘.

Armed with the belief that raw emotion trumps technical perfection, Jay brings an open mind to his projects alongside an unwavering commitment toward the satisfaction of his diverse clients. Looking ahead, Jay will expand into experimental portraiture, creating unique characters from ordinary, every day people, as well as continue his passion project  ‘Friends With Hearts‘, in an effort to support underprivileged families in the community.