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Old 07-31-2009, 05:53 PM
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Re: Compositing Tutorial

I have just finished my latest video which covers compositing,there is a free extract hosted here on retouch pro tutorials section.The full video is in HD and nearly 3 hours long and covers compositing the background images then masking the model and compositing him into the image.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:47 PM
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One of my more recent composites..:+}
http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/imag...om%20Paris.jpg

Sorry about the colors they are great on the computer in Prophoto RGB
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Old 08-01-2009, 04:41 PM
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Hi

Thanks to Mike for posting something about my blog!
I just signed up on this site. It's very surprising to see my name in a first forum that I opened!

This is how I pull it off.

1. I light one object out of time. So I use "lighten"option to blend them.
2. I do take few shots with different exposures but I do not use them for HDR processing. I use them to create high lights and shadows without destroying any information
3. I composite people by the old masking fashion. I cut them out and blend them in. Sometimes, I take multiple shots with different lighting them combine them together with "lighten" option.
4. then I play with shadows/highlights
5. then I add my secret sauce to create the painting alike texture.
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:31 PM
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Hey Paul what lighten Option are you talking about.
Thanks
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:42 PM
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Re: Compositing Tutorial

lighten option as blending mode.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:35 AM
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Alright guys, I am back again.

I apologize for lack of detail in the description I gave earlier.
However, I am willing to provide information on every little step I take to accomplish the look of my personal work. Follow the steps below and I will hook you up!

1. Subscribe to my blog! I promise I will be providing with tons of valuable information weekly. Plus, I would love to learn about you, so I will subscribe back to yours as well.
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2.Send me an email after subscribing to paul@paulbyun.com. And I will reply with every information you need to know.

as simple as that!

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Old 08-02-2009, 02:30 AM
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One of my more recent composites..:+}
http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/imag...om%20Paris.jpg

Sorry about the colors they are great on the computer in Prophoto RGB
Snook
wow! thats some crazy stuff rite there, snook. it looks so clean almost like 3d render.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:28 PM
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Hi

Thanks to Mike for posting something about my blog!
I just signed up on this site. It's very surprising to see my name in a first forum that I opened!

This is how I pull it off.

1. I light one object out of time. So I use "lighten"option to blend them.
2. I do take few shots with different exposures but I do not use them for HDR processing. I use them to create high lights and shadows without destroying any information
3. I composite people by the old masking fashion. I cut them out and blend them in. Sometimes, I take multiple shots with different lighting them combine them together with "lighten" option.
4. then I play with shadows/highlights
5. then I add my secret sauce to create the painting alike texture.
thanx pual! it works really well with lighten. however, can't seem to figure out the way to keep shadow (of people) or a good way to blend it with background. anyone?
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:43 AM
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Re: Compositing Tutorial

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If you wish a shadow cast from light coming from above or from the side, you'll probably have to resort to painting it as you'll likely not be able to distort a dup realistically. The shadow outline won't even resemble the shape of the subject.

You specify REALLY soft shadow and problems with feet. Just remember that the even a very soft shadow will be pretty sharp nearer to the subject. As far as using vanishing point, I can't think of any advantage over transform/warp/liquify. Perspective, when dealing with shadows is reliant on the direction/size/distance of the light source, not the geometric perspective of the view.

HTH,
A suggestion:
the filter "Perpective shadow" from "Alien Skin Eye Candy Impact 5" does a great job in crating realistic shadows.
You can always use the > edit >transform > Wrap tool to make further adjustments.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:03 PM
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Nice call.. I really like that filter a lot.. even can make reflections with original color image.
Thanks for the heads up on that one!!
Snook
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