Adobe Photoshop for Photographic Compositing and Photomontage
This course teaches the fundamentals of creating composite images from multiple photographs. Using landscape photographs you will learn how to blend objects seamlessly onto different backgrounds, altering lighting and colour to render the composite image realistic...
Taught by: Robert Aldous.
This course teaches the fundamentals of creating composite images from multiple photographs. Using landscape photographs you will learn how to blend objects seamlessly onto different backgrounds, altering lighting and colour to render the composite image realistic. As well as teaching the technical expertise, it also considers the creative aspects of creating an imaginary scene.
Taught through a series of tutor-led demonstrations and exercises you will learn the fundamentals of scene creation including: lighting directions, perspective, and composition. You will use techniques to mask complex objects and use adjustment layers and blending modes to alter lighting and add shadows to objects.
- Scene creation
- Special effects using filters and textures
- Blending modes
- Digital matte painting techniques
By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Use refined selection techniques to mask complex objects
- Add painted elements, adjustment layers and special effects to alter the lighting and feel of a scene
- Build a realistic composite scene
Who Should Attend
Photographers, digital artists and amateurs wishing to build on their present skills to understand the theory and practice of compositing images.
Intermediate: Some understanding of Adobe Photoshop is necessary: please complete Adobe Photoshop for Photographers (Introduction), an introductory course in photography, or know how to make selections and use layers.
Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to continue your education in Adobe Photoshop with Adobe Photoshop for Photographers: Intermediate or try your hand at different Adobe Creative Suite 6 software such as Adobe InDesign: Beginners.
Tailor Made Training
We also offer bespoke Adobe Photoshop courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Tailor Made Training page.
Robert Aldous trained at Ravensbourne College of Art where he qualified with a degree in Fine Art. He has a Masters Degree in Creative Entrepreneurship from the University of East Anglia. He is an experienced teacher and trainer with a PGCE from Goldsmiths and a cert Ed in Education.
Robert is an accomplished fine artist and has an extensive exhibiting portfolio; often using the combination of text and images. He works as a painter and poet often using installations to create works that make use of the exhibited environment.