With the composition of the image decided, Viktor starts working on blending the first additional element into the scene – a fire plate in the top left of the scene.
In this class:
- Useful Photoshop tools for compositing images
- How to organise your workflow using groups
- How to match image quality by adding blur and noise
- How to use blend modes to blend layers
- Working with adjustment layers and layer masks
Starting with a rough cut out of the additional fire plate, Viktor demonstrates his process of blending the fire explosion with the rest of the scene. Again working with smart objects, he demonstrates how to use a variety of Photoshop tools, from the Warp tool to manipulate the shape of the fire, to the Blur and Noise filters to better match the apparent image quality. You’ll also see how he organises his workflow by using groups and naming layers and how to use adjustment layers, colour overlays and blend modes to adjust the colour of the fire.
The fire plate without any adjustments:
The fire plate blended into the scene:
For more tips on creating composite images in Photoshop, read our ‘Top tips for compositing‘ article.
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