Create a Dramatic Snowboard vs Surfer Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

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Course Level

Level: Intermediate

Course Category

Category: Photo Manipulation

Course Lessons

Lessons: 12

Course Time

Time: 3 Hours +

What you'll learn

How to combine 2 extreme sports into one image
How to use layer masks to blend images together
How to levels adjustments to match the image contrast, tone and lighting
How to use hue/saturation adjustment layers to match colors
How to add realistic snow splashes
How to perform the final adjustments to give your image that extra pop


In this course, you will learn how to create a dramatic scene combining a snowboarder and a surfer. We will combine 2 stock images to create a perfect balance of snow vs water, winter vs summer.

Conceptually, we chose a snowboarder and surfer because of their similar forms but obvious contrasting features. This makes it easier to combine from a visual point of view, but also powerful because of the associations we make when looking at them.

We will use Hue/Saturation, Color Balance and other Layer Adjustments to correct the lighting and color. We will also intensify the look of the snow and mist using a clever little trick with calculations.
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  • 3 Hours + of online learning
  • 12 in depth lessons
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access
  • Access anywhere online
  • PSD and stock images includes