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Portrait Composites Workflow

Create Awesome Portraits. Portraits & Landscapes combined.

I have been wanting to do this course for a long time. I think these types of photos, well done, can really help start a career as a photographer. It is a mix of portrait and landscapes. In this course you will see all the behind the scenes, the shoots, get the raw files and learn all the retouching. 

I did this entire training using very simple and inexpensive gear: a flash, stands and a remote for around 300 dollars.

This is the exact list here: 
photoserge.com/my-gear#portrait

Details & Requirements


Length: 4 Hours 24 Minutes

Experience Level: Intermediate

Tags: Most Popular In-Depth Workflow

Required Software: Lightroom & Photoshop

Read these instructions to get started with the course: Read Me 1st on Training

Read these instructions for help on installing presets: Read Me 1st on Presets

The Producer: Before

The Producer: After

Cowboy Tree: Before

Cowboy Tree: After

Cowboy by the Ranch: Before

Cowboy by the Ranch: After

Madmen Restaurant: Before

Madmen Restaurant: After

Madmen Cadillac: Before

Madmen Cadillac: After

Lessons


3m 20s

Lesson 1: The Gear

In this lesson I go over what gear I used for this course, and where I found the lowest priced items to do this type of photography. Link to all this gear above in course description!


4m 9s

Lesson 2: The Producer: Behind the Scenes at the Shoot

Behind the scenes video, you will show how we shoot the photos!


4m 38s

Lesson 3: The Producer: The Shot

We go through all the raw files and see how the photos are going to be composed.


7m 18s

Lesson 4: The Producer: Basic Raw Retouching

We try to do as much as raw developing as we can in Lightroom before heading into Photoshop for the digital compositing.


20m 23s

Lesson 5: The Producer: Extraction

I will show you a good old method to extract someone which great accuracy using different tools in Photoshop. 


5m 37s

Lesson 6: The Producer: The Sky

We are going to replace the LA sky. It was nice but a little boring for this photo.


9m 23s

Lesson 7: The Producer: Shadows

I brought in my friend Kelvin Pimont to give me a hand on making great shadows to make the producer really look like he is there.


9m 34s

Lesson 8: The Producer: More Shadows

In this video we are going to refine the shadows and make them even more believable.


15m 25s

Lesson 9: The Producer: Lighting Effects

Adding some light effects can make the model mix even more into the background.


3m 40s

Lesson 10: The Producer: Final Touches

We are going to take an exterior viewpoint and do some final touches.


6m 16s

Lesson 11: Cowboy: Behind the Scenes at the Shoots

We are going to show you how we shot the two photos so we can composite the shot.


6m 1s

Lesson 12: Cowboy Tree: Choosing the Right Photo

I show you more info on how the shot was done and what photo to select.


15m 4s

Lesson 13: Cowboy Tree: Retouching the Raw Files

We are going to retouch each raw file background and subject and make them match in terms of colors and lighting.


11m 7s

Lesson 14: Cowboy Tree: Extraction 1

We are going to extract our model with different extraction techniques some faster and some slower.


21m 37s

Lesson 15: Cowboy Tree: Extraction 2 & Detailed Retouching

Fine tuning the extraction so as to have a great result.


2m 59s

Lesson 16: Cowboy Tree: Blending and Final Touches

After taking an exterior look at it we are going to do some final touch-ups.


10m 33s

Lesson 17: Cowboy by the Ranch: Raw Files

We are going to retouch each raw file background and subject and make them match in terms of colors and lighting.


8m 19s

Lesson 18: Cowboy by the Ranch: Rough Selection

We are going to extract our model with different extraction techniques and make a first pass at it. 


9m 27s

Lesson 19: Cowboy by the Ranch: Final extraction

Fine tuning the extraction so as to have a great result.


5m 39s

Lesson 20: Cowboy by the Ranch: Blending

We are going to mix both photos into one good composite.


9m 20s

Lesson 21: Cowboy by the Ranch: Final Retouching

After taking an exterior look at it we are going to do some final touch-ups.


7m 39s

Lesson 22: Madmen Restaurant: Behind the Scenes at the Shoot

Behind the scene video, you will show how we shoot this photo.


13m 9s

Lesson 23: Madmen Restaurant: Background

First we retouch the background and include New York in our photo!


11m 43s

Lesson 24: Madmen Restaurant: Extraction

We are going to make a good selection of our model.


6m 45s

Lesson 25: Madmen Restaurant: Blending

We are going to blend our model with the background.


4m 5s

Lesson 26: Madmen Restaurant: Smoke

Let's add some smoke to his cigarette and some final touches-ups.


5m 28s

Lesson 27: Madmen Cadillac: Retouching the Raw Files

We are going to retouch each raw file background and subject and make them match in terms of colors and lighting.


11m 14s

Lesson 28: Madmen Cadillac: Extraction

We are going to make a good selection of our model.


7m 0s

Lesson 29: Madmen Cadillac: Smoke

Let's add some smoke to his cigarette and some final touches-ups.


7m 27s

Lesson 30: Madmen Cadillac: Final Touches

After taking an exterior look at it we are going to do some final touch-ups.


Source Files

Contains 13 of my high-resolution RAW photos to follow along with this course plus one of my sky photos to use for compositing.


iPad Videos

Contains all lessons as iPad compatible videos


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