Photoshop Masterclass: Fictional Creatures

Griffin, centaur, pegasus, chimera. All fictional creatures that are great use cases to show the fundamentals of compositing in Photoshop. In this episode, Adobe Evangelist Paul Trani will show how to take photos of animals, and turn them into one creature using selections, masking and manipulation tools. Paul will also show how to match 3D models in Dimension to a photo, blending 2D with 3D. Finally learn how to use Adjustment Layers and LUTS to fine tune your new creature so it looks believable.

Paul Trani is a Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe where he inspires designers everywhere to use their creativity and new technology to create compelling visuals. With over 20 years of experience across 40 countries Paul has become a sought after designer, speaker and presenter on all things design and creative related.


00:00 Start
04:30 Removing backgrounds from assets
08:50 Puppet Warp and Warp tools
14:40 Pro tip: Sizing the erase tool
19:40 Using levels to adjust contrast
22:40 Extracting moss image from background
30:00 Adjusting lighting/shading
38:30 Using brushes to add texture
40:30 Adding a shadow
52:25 Adjusting the image with a LUT (Look up table)
53:20 Sharpening the image
55:20 HDR toning

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