My Foray into Photoshop
I’ve been taking photos for years. I always kinda wanted to learn Photoshop but I’m quite competent with Lightroom and have made do pretty well with that. I could always find a way to do most of what I needed with Lightroom. And silly as it sounds I always had difficulty understanding ‘layers’. Fairly recently, having the need or desire to actually change a background and do a couple of other things that I couldn’t do well with Lightroom, I figured it out.
I was searching videos on how to emulate Sean Archer’s techniques. I didn’t necessarily want to take the same photos but there were a few things that I liked about his photos, one being how he installed his backgrounds. On Youtube, I came across Irene Rudnyk. One simple video of hers helped everything fall into place. I’m by no means an expert yet, ‘the devil is in the details’ and I need a lot of practice with those details but here are a few photos that where I changed the background to fit what I had envisioned when I took the original photo.
There are certainly a number of factors that have to be taken into consideration when combining a couple of photos and I know that I’ve not done a perfect job on taking lighting into account and the edges are 'weak' but for me it was a blast. I’m totally excited that I was able to get these three photos to the stage they are.
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