iv. Basic Compositing | Blending, Layer Masks, Layer Styles and Smart Objects
-What is blending? Why do we use it in compositing?
-What is a layer mask? Why use layer masks?
-Switching between foreground/background: what it means
-Using gradients to fade in or out
-Copying layer masks, selecting inside or outside layer masks, using quick mask
-Altering the color / saturation / tone of an image using shift+command+u and blend modes (like changing the saturation of a person, or the color of a tree's foliage)
-Blend modes: a look at the most used modes and what they are useful for:
- Soft Light
- Hard Light
-Brush / Eraser: your new best friend
-Note that many photoshop tools can take on whatever shapes you have in your brush library (clone, erase, brush, etc.)
-Using content aware fill
-Using the clone / heal method
-How to access layer styles; run through the most useful styles depending on use
-Using color overlay
-Copying/pasting layer styles
-What are they? When are they useful? How do we use them?
-Create trees, people, cars, or cafe furniture with shadows for a site plan
-Take a tree asset and alter its light source/shading using multiple layers and blend modes
-Create a person lit from one side with a shadow; use blur and layer masks with gradient.
-Add trees and at least one person to the scene created in previous lesson; create shadow and foliage blur.