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What you'll learn

In this course you will learn all the principles you need to know in order to create a Photo Manipulation completely on your own.
I will explain you how I create my composites without any secret.
The course is 4 hours long with 25 videos.
All the images and PSD file is included. Also you will get my Photoshop brushes used in this video.
You can see the full course content below.

What you'll need

For this course you will need Photoshop CS5 and above, but Photoshop CC is recommended because I will use camera raw filter for the final color grading.
Also I will use Color Efex Pro filter for a final touch. It is not a must by any means, but I highly recommend it.

Because this is a COMPOSITING course, (not Photoshop course) you’ll  need some basic Photoshop knowledge.

Lessons

25

Length

4 hours

Level

Intermediate

Tools

Photoshop

Course Content

  • Welcome to the Course
  • What is a Photo Manipulation
  • Where and how to find Inspiration
  • Start with a Sketch
  • Take your own photos or use stock?
  • 3D elements in Photo Manipulations
  • 3 important rules for REALISTIC photo manipulation
  • Start with a Background
  • What is the right document size?
  • Color space
  • Tablet or a Mouse?
  • Photo manipulation Time!
  • Extracting the Model
  • Properly scale and position the model
  • 3 types of Shadows
  • Create a Shadow
  • Match color, light and saturation
  • Retouching the Model
  • Dodge & Burn
  • Add elements to the scene
  • Smoke time
  • Clean up time
  • Color Grading
  • Let me tell you a Secret
  • Thank you for watching

Hear what students have to say about the course

“I enjoyed this course a lot. Some of stuff I already knew, but there was also a lot of new thing and tecniques. I took this course because I’m very keen on doing imaginative images, something that interests people and might bring my work to be seen more widely. ..and perhaps get me paid for an image someday.”

-Petteri L.

Photo-Manipulation-Essentials
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