Compositing is one of the hottest trends in Photoshop and photography today for portrait photographers, designers of all walks of life, and even retouchers. Everywhere you look, from group photos, to school graduation portraits or sports portraits, to magazines, movie posters, and DVD covers, chances are, you’ve seen compositing.
In Photoshop Composting Secrets, Matt Kloskowski takes you through the entire process behind creating convincing, well-executed, and captivating composites. You’ll see how to create images that run the gamut from real-world portraits for corporate, graduation, or group photos to sports portraits, templates and collages, and even the surreal dramatic composites that clients clamor for.
One of the most important secrets to compositing: how to master selections in Photoshop (yes, even wispy hair)
What background color, and camera lighting setups work best for compositing
How to move a subject from one background to another, and the Photoshop lighting and shadowing techniques to make it look real
And all of the Photoshop tips, tricks, and special effects you need to pull off a convincing, professional composite.
No matter if you’re a professional, an aspiring professional, or a hobbyist, Photoshop Compositing Secrets will sharpen your skills and open up a whole new avenue of photographic expression in an easy-to-understand way that will have you creating your own composites in no time.
Matt Kloskowski lives in Tampa, FL and is a full-time Photoshop Guy for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He’s a best selling author of books and DVDs, a professional photographer, and Photoshop instructor at seminars and conferences around the world. Matt co-hosts two top-rated video podcasts, Photoshop User TV and Dtown TV. He also hosts the Lightroom Killer Tips blog and podcast.
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Meet the Author: Matt Kloskowski
Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.