Create a Realistic Panoramic Matte Painting in Photoshop Matte paintings are images commonly used in the film industry to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build. In this tutorial I will show you how to turn a single stock photo into a realistic panoramic scene. Click to enlarge the image. Resources The following images were used during the production of this image. Step 1 Download the following stock image in order to follow this step-by-step tutorial: if you choose to work on a different plate, try to find a photo with a mostly clear sky so it will be easier to enlarge the photo in the following steps. Now open your stock of choice in Photoshop and increase the canvas size in all directions except for the ground. Step 2 Now we will start to fill the new transparent area with life. Next we have to get rid of the sharp edges in the upper layer. Step 3 The left area now obviously looks duplicated, so we will use the Clone Stamp Tool (S) to fix that. Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9
Photoshop For Beginners: 6 techniques to extract anything from its background This is the second of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbi. Today I’ll show you 6 techniques you can use to extract a person/object from its background. From now on extraction won’t have secrets for you! Extraction is one of the worst enemies for those who start using Photoshop. Do you want to learn Photoshop basics with simple yet effective tutorials? How to: Before we start: in the following exercises I take for grant you’ll unlock the background layer when you open a new image in Photoshop before start the exercise. For mac users: alt=options. ctrl=cmd. Exercise 1: How to extract simple form objects Objects with simple forms are easy to be extracted. Open the screw image in Photoshop. Now that it’s easier to find the center of the screw head, grab the elliptical marquee tool, hold down alt and shift, left click on the center of the screw and drag until you select the entire object.
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How do you add color to a halftone image in Photoshop? Two of the most popular ways of creating a halftone from an image is to convert the image to a bitmap and apply a halftone line screen (2). The other method is to use the Color Halftone filter (4). You should take into account how the final image is going to be reproduced before you colorize as this will save you a massive headache when it comes time to print it. If it's meant for online use or will be converted to CMYK to print, then you don't have to worry about much. I'm assuming that you're looking to accomplish something similar to (3). 1. 2. 3. From there you can use masks to segment parts of the image and hue-shift contrasting colors to your heart's content.
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Make Perfect Selection for Human Object by Utilising Channel Mask Technique in Photoshop Our mcse 2008 guide features an Adobe Photoshop CS tutorial. You can use mcp Photoshop tutorial to enhance your Adobe Photoshop skills and pass cisco certification exam. In this tutorial, I will show you a rather useful technique I use in Photoshop to make perfect human selection, which requires the combination of channel mask and the quick selection tool available in Photoshop CS3. I have received a number of emails lately in regards to this topic and I have decided to post this short tutorial with a step-by-step guide for beginners. Once you master this skill, you can apply it to pretty much every human image you want to selection/extract. Meanwhile, if you have any tips/tricks about making selections, you’re more than welcome to share your experience with us, just drop a comment below :) Although this is not a formal photo effect tutorial but rather a tip/trick, I have created a final image here: OK let’s get started! To complete this tutorial, you will need to the following stock image:
Quix - Your Bookmarklets, On Steroids Removing an Object From Its Background in Photoshop A question came up on the Alaska Eagle trip about removing an object from its background. I was asked what was the “best” way which is a subjective question of course. What I shared was the most “powerful” way… Calculations. The Calculations command can be used to create a new selection based on the details in an image’s channels. This technique doesn’t work on all images, but when it does, it’s a big success. © Richard Harrington LLC Open an image that has a complex subject over a background.Select the Channels panel (Windows > Channels). In the Channels panel, disable the visibility of the Alpha 1 Channel to see the final results. Does this method take a little time? This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Skip Cohen University Professional photo education for wedding & portrait photographers. ThingLink offers an interactive, online photo experience like nothing you’ve seen before.
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