O'Reilly logo

The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Glyn Dewis

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 11. Assassin

Image

In this final chapter I take you through all the retouching from start to finish for a picture I call “Assassin.”

This is a themed composite image that was originally shot against a gray seamless background, with the intention that in the retouching I would use textures to create a wall behind the model.

The out-of-camera file with the best pose from the shoot was underexposed, but thanks to Camera Raw and all the information held in the file, a lot more detail was recovered. This meant that what was originally a throwaway image became a keeper with a new background composited behind.

In this tutorial I’ll cover techniques ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required