As the final stage of this composite, Viktor refines the colour and contrast of the overall image, helping to draw the eye in and add three dimensionality.
In this class:
- Using curves for colour adjustments
- The Gradient tool
- How adding noise can be useful
- How to add a vignette to an image
In this final compositing class, Viktor demonstrates how to use Curves adjustments to adjust contrast and colour. He also explains why he uses the simple technique of adding noise to an image and shows how to do this. To finish off the image, Viktor shows how to apply a subtle vignette you help guide your eye. To learn more about these techniques, watch chapters five, seven and eight, where Viktor goes into more detail on colour grading the subject and background.
It’s important to note that the skills taught throughout this course are easily transferable to any other composite work. Although the content and subject may vary, the tools and techniques can still be applied. For more tips on compositing, read our ‘Top tips for compositing‘ article.
Final composite image:
To learn more about the Photoshop techniques covered throughout these classes, visit our Post-Production section. There you’ll find everything from complete overviews of the Photoshop interface to how to retouch product, beauty, fashion and interior images. Our Photoshop for Photographers classes cover essential retouching skills while Advanced Photoshop for Photographers, presented with Viktor, covers professional techniques for those already confident using Photoshop.
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