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Gone Fishing - A Compositing Tutorial

Uncategorized Mar 18, 2020

Hello everyone,

I recently started recreating a couple of tutorials that I had previously done. It’s always great to see the progress of your work and compare the original to the more updated one. There were a lot of requests to recreate these tutorials from almost three years ago. I’m working with what I have now but, since I now know a little bit more about stock, I added higher quality stock than the one previously used.

Before starting any tutorials, I always show where I got the stock I used in the tutorials to make it easier for anyone to follow along. It’s important, when you download stock, to read about the licensing for the stock. For this tutorial, I didn’t have the original image of the model but I had them cut out which worked just fine.

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When you’re adding all the stock images together, not everything will be the same size and proportion to each other. Before adjusting any images, it’s best to turn them into a smart filter to keep the resolution. Making sure that the proportions are even in the composite, makes the final image look more realistic.

Once I had all the stock images placed together, I started editing the colors in the image to give a darker and grungy look. Also, if you had really choppy water, you can get a water brush or overlays to create the look of splashes.

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The final edit I made was to add the rain. I added an overlay but you can also use a brush to add the rain. Keep in mind, that screen blend mode is the best for rain or snow overlays.

I can’t wait to see your edits and how you make this composite your own. I have even included the cut out for you to try out yourself.

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Happy Editing!

Tara Lesher

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