Sometimes, the scene before you that you want to shoot just doesn’t line up with the sky that you want. Maybe it’s cloudy every night or perhaps the Milky Way just rises and falls on the wrong part of the sky. But what you can you do about it? Well, after watching this video from astrophotographer Milky Way Mike, you’ll be able to shoot and composite your scene exactly the way you want it.
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We’ve seen some stunning work created by combining photography, Photoshop and lots of imagination. But when you start compositing images, one of the greatest challenges is to make them look realistic. In this video from Advancing Your Photography, Rikard Rodin shares five tips for raising your photo composites to a new level, and all that in only 90 seconds.
I always tell everybody that with only 30 minutes of practice a day you can become a master at Photoshop, all you need to be is consistent. And I honestly believe that. Most people will probably put more time in than that, I know I did for sure! But as a bare minimum, 30 mins a day would still work.
Photographer Andrew McCarthy has recently published a breathtaking image of the Solar System. The photo is a composite made from the images he took, but what makes it even more impressive is that all the photos were taken from his own backyard. Andrew shared some details with DIYP and explained how he got all the photos, as well as the final image.
When creating composites, it’s important to match the colors of the shots to make the result look realistic. There are several techniques for doing this in Photoshop, and in this video, Aaron Nace of Phlearn will show you a rather simple one. He’ll teach you how to match colors automatically in just a few clicks.
Colin Anderson is a photographer and digital artist from Austrailia. Considered a generalist, Colin’s work is stylistic, conceptual and often narrative based. A vision, that has been shared with such diverse companies as Adobe,The United States Air Force, Accor, AMP, Compaq, Dell, Discovery Channel, EMI, Esanda, Fuji,Harper Collins New York, Hayman Island Resort, Hotel Sofitel, IBM, Ingram Micro, Kodak, LG, Maxtor, Mecure Hotel, Merrill Lynch, National Geographic Channel, Newsweek, Panasonic, Penguin Books New York, Random House New York, Samsung, Sheraton, Telstra, Toshiba, Warner Bros, Universal and many more.[Read More…]
As an artist who shoots mostly composites, more often than not I’m going to be cutting out my subject and placing them in a different scene. A lot of the time I only have a rough idea of what kind of a background I’ll be using, so I just shoot my subject as best as I can and figure out the backdrop later. Sometimes I have no idea what I’m going to do with my model, but a wise and incredibly good-looking man once said, “You don’t always need a plan.”
HOWEVER, if I do a shoot knowing full well what my background looks like before I even pick up my camera, it makes everything a million times easier.
Projected hologram effects have been popular since about 1977. But for most people, it’s only since the advent of applications like Photoshop and After Effects that they’ve become possible to create ourselves. But they can still be quite intimidating to those new to Photoshop. Creating them is a fairly simple process, though.
In this video, photographer Nemanja Sekulic walks us through his technique to create composited holograms in Photoshop. It’s a fairly long video at 13 minutes, but it contains a lot of tips and advice on how to work around potential problems you may face and things for you to experiment with to make the effect your own.
You know how sometimes, you build a composite and it looks ok, but not great? Something just feels a little bit off-ish? Yeah, this happens to everyone! There are actually a few easy tips that can up your compositing game significantly. Robert Cornelius just shared five of those tips and they will take your composites out of the dark dimension and into Asgard. (Yup, saw the Avengers on the weekend, it was awesome!).
We did a before/after for each of the tips so you can see the impact of using each of the techniques.