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with Bret Malley
Online Class

Compositing in Photoshop From Start to Finish

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Start compositing in Photoshop and watch your wildest image ideas come to life alongside digital artist Bret Malley. Begin by learning how to use the Quick Selection, Magic Wand and Refine Edge tools for accurate, clear composites. Then, gain complete creative control over your images by working with masks and adjustment layers as you clip your curves, color and saturation edits. Move on to uniting your images with cohesive global adjustments such as dodging, burning and vignettes. Once you can edit composite images, get Bret's tips for setting up a photo shoot that will make compositing so much simpler. Finally, learn how to combine your new skills by working on a fun, surreal composite project.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h9m

Included in this Class

1. Selection Tools

1. Selection Tools

Meet your instructor, Bret Malley, and begin your journey to seamless composites. First, you'll master selections by learning how and when to use your tools, from Quick Selection to Magic Wand and more. Then, fine-tune your selections with the Refine Edge tool.

2. Mask & Heal

2. Mask & Heal

Once you know the secrets to perfect selections, you're ready to unlock the true power of Photoshop masks. You'll learn to create and paint in masks to reveal exactly what you want, and nothing you don't. Then, use the same principles to retouch images non-destructively.

3. Adjustment Layers

3. Adjustment Layers

The next step to creating seamless composites is learning to work with adjustment layers. By clipping your curves, color, hue and saturation adjustments to specific layers, you'll gain complete creative control over each element of your image and make them fit together flawlessly.

Recommended with this class

  • DSLR camera
  • Tripod and lighting kit
  • Adobe Photoshop (instructor uses Photoshop CC)