My homie Matt Kloskowski over at Kelby Training is releasing a new book about compositing in Photoshop. I just got my pre-release copy in the mail last week and it is PACKED with great information. I’m certainly learning a few tricks I didn’t know before. ALSO, the book is going to be awesome for you because I got to add my 2 cents of input to it when he was putting the finishing touches it before publishing (it really was only 1 cent of knowledge if I will be honest). Matt is a great guy and a genius at this stuff so check his new book out, which ships this month (August 2011)!
“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.”