Though compositing images together is a commonplace task, doing it right when there are a lot of objects to assemble is always tricky, especially when they are all lit differently.

Erik Herrström says there is a way to succeed. By colourising everything to the same colour temperature and contrast, you can make it look as if all the elements came from the same shoot.

Here he shows you how to add different lighting effects in Photoshop using brushes, the Lasso tool and adjustment layers. The goal is to create an image with a deep blue/magenta cast, in keeping with the cold outer-space backdrop. You will also learn to add simple shadows. Finally Eric shows how to use adjustment layers and filters to get the look you want.


Skill level: Advanced


Time: 4 hours +


Software: Photoshop


Author: Erik Herrström


Source Files: Premium Download

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