What is going on, everyone? My name is Eva R. Massie from Image Pixelator. Today, I’m going to show you how I composited this photo in Adobe Photoshop. Right after the intro, all right, no time to waste. Let’s start with a backdrop. So I went to this website stocks Naval IO, and I downloaded this photo as a backdrop of this composite. Now the first thing. I did within this Car Photography.
I wouldn’t say I liked this area. It just didn’t match. And if I had the car sitting right here. It will look so awkward having this. It just didn’t match, so what I did was I selected this area. I flipped it and just got it to be the left side, and I’ve applied a mask to just blend it in now.
I wasn’t really worried about this area because that’s where the car will sit on time all right cool and well, I added that later on, but it’s worth showing it to you, and that’s basically smoke, and I usually do that just to separate the background from the car or the subject all right.
So let’s start with the base exposure of the car, and that’s this one right here, and as you can see, that background is visually noisy. It’s so busy, and that’s why I decided to composite this photo; otherwise, I would have left it there right.
So I applied a mask, I removed the background, and well, I remove background online plus the yeah well we had the background showing out from the window here, but I’ll show you how to add that back in a bit now that looks cool not really we have green grass and a yellow grass the background it but that’s okay we will fix it in a bit.
Now I was more concerned about this area, and if you’ve been following along, you know I get rid of reflections using Cpl filters and leave a link to one of my videos at the description below, so I added that exposure and I added a mask just to mask in this area which I wanted to remove that reflection from now it looks so smooth, but there is an issue as well here I did not extend it entirely, so we have a bit of color shift and a bit of reflection.
I wasn’t really worried about the reflection, but that color shift just appeared as I color grade it, and I’ll show you how I sold that in a bit as well all right, so the next one is all about the rims, yeah, so if they are a bit dark, they’re okay, but they’re big dark are usually exposed for the rims. And I add that exposure separately, all right, so now we have this cutout, and well.
I just drew that with a pen tool. You know, let me show you how that looks like, so there you go it’s a so I drew that with a pen tool around that area, and I just brushed and with white well it’s a bit pinkish. I dropped down the opacity to 68, and that’s mainly about it. There’s one thing about this.
Once you mask out the car or cut the car using the pen tool, you have these highlights from the previous exposure. I added a curve and just ducking that just a little bit. There you go, all right now. Moving onward, I wanted to match the colors within this photo to the background because they don’t match right, so you would need a cool technique to match these colors. I’m not sure what it’s called, but I called it a color match.
I’ll leave a link to one of the videos explaining this description below, so let me show it to you. It’s a great layer on, and there’s a hue and saturation layer on top of it that boosts the saturation but most importantly when you look at this photo right here, you would see that these, which are the greens, don’t match this right here and what you have to do is you can use different tools for this I use the Selective color. If I enable this, you can see that I tried matching that as much as I could. It’s not bad.
It’s okay, but it does the job now. If I disable this right here, you’d see that I’ve almost matched the colors. If I go to the Selective color, I adjust the yellows, the greens and the whites, and the neutrals. I then added a color lookup, and that’s one of my lots.
I’ll leave a link to my one of the videos explaining the lots of the description below I have a look at it I provide these for free alright moving onwards I added a channel mixer to desiderate these portion of the photo leave the car out of the desideration it’s a channel mixer with yeah rich filter and opacity of 23 percent I then added another color lookup but and that’s one of the default ones that came in with Photoshop.
I believe that’s the Kodak five two zero five Fuji 3 5 10 to give an overall and great to the photo cool I haven’t added a bit of Camera Raw magic now if I enable this look at that who uh alright let me show it to you. Let me open that up, alright, so here are the settings. I warmed up the photo just a tad. I dropped the highlights because I thought the highlights were just too much.
There you go. I added a bit of clarity in vibrancy, and of course, I added a bit of sharpening. A mask of 55, and I added a bit of noise reduction as well, alright and moving onwards with the HSL; I played around just a little bit with the Greens, not too much.
I just changed the color or the hue of the Greens. It had a bit more of a yellowish. As for the split toning, I added some blues to the shadows and yellows to the highlights. These are the values.
Then I added a bit of grain to the photo. I thought of experimenting a bit with the grains. I haven’t been doing that lately, and I kind of like how it came along, yeah, but that’s pretty much it alright in terms of the calibration. I did a bit of shift within the colors. It was mainly within the green and the blues. That’s about it all right, moving over.
Remember when I said I screwed up here? You see that color shift between these areas in that area, so I added a new layer. I just painted it with bread and changed the blending mode to color and played a bit with the opacity until I matched these two alright, so carrying on the final kind of color great over here; well, this layer is funny because you know I was always in a hurry.
I always tend to leave spots like these that I forget to brush at the beginning and the best to touch them up. I just started doing that don’t judge me, and on top of that, if you see the rims over here with yeah, you would notice that there is a kind of green hue over here, and that’s why I added the color balance down there to correct that hue issue that I have across the rims. There you go nice and easy, and to wrap it up, I just added a color balance and overall to the photo. It’s very subtle, but it just added that a bit of warmth to the photo, and voila, that’s it.
We’ve reached the end of this video. I’m not a fan of, well, not not a fan, but I’m not good with composites, as you can tell, but I thought to give it a try and thought of sharing the experience with you guys now.
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