Advanced Creative Compositing in Photoshop

19 May 2017

10:00 - 17:30

Square 1 Studio
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325 733

RPS Member£115.00 
Non RPS Member£140.00 
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FULLY BOOKED Next Available date September 22nd

Advanced Creative Compositing in Photoshop            Tutor Andrew Dobell

This is a practical workshop that will demonstrate and guide you through the process of creating a composite image. Andrew will guide you through the whole process, including a studio shoot at the start followed by an afternoon working in Photoshop to create a final composite image. The process will involve merging background and environmental elements to create a final unified image.

Basic familiarity with Photoshop is needed, although advanced knowledge is not required.

Workshop Includes

  • Shooting for composites, what to do and be aware of.
  • A 2 hour shoot with a model so you have images to work from.
  • How to cut out your model, including how to cut out difficult areas, such as hair.
  • Working non-destructively
  • How to create a background.
  • Adding effects and environmental elements, such as fire, mist and more.
  • Bringing it all together to make everything fit and work.

Who is this course for
This is for anyone that has a good basic knowledge of Photoshop but is interested to know more about the advanced techniques used in high level professional compositing.

Delegates should:

  • Bring their own Camera to use on the shoot, Ideally a DSLR or Mirrorless camera.
  • Bring a method to transfer their images onto their laptop.
  • Bring a Laptop loaded with a full version of Photoshop (NOT Elements, and preferably with Photoshop CC)
  • Ideally bring a Graphics Tablet, although a mouse is workable. (Using the Trackpad is not advisable)
  • Feel comfortable with Photoshop basics, such as Layers.

What’s happens on the course.
The course is split into two parts. The morning consists of a shoot with a model to get images they can use for creating a composite image. Andrew will talk about how to shoot for composites and allow everyone time with the model to shoot.

After a break for lunch (Please bring a packed lunch) the afternoon is spent taking one of your images and creating a composite image out of it. You will be guided through the entire process.

Time: 10am – 5.30 pm
Address: Square 1 Studio / Leigh, Surrey RH2 8PA, UK
Telephone number: 01306 611444

Please note:- Sat Nav postcode co-ordinates will take you to the wrong address 500yds away from the entrance (but you are very close). There are direction signs at the nearby junctions displaying the Square 1 logo

Outside the entrance is a logo board & 6 white posts on the verge. Remember what the logo looks like – you can see it on the website 9 squares mostly yellow with 1 grey one in the top L/h corner.

 Nearest Motorway – M25 & exit Junction 9 (Leatherhead) Follow A24 south towards Dorking After several roundabouts & at end of duel carriageway A24 meets with A25. This roundabout has a Silver Chicken/Cockrell sculpture in the middle. Turn left A25 towards Reigate. After 1.5miles turn right signposted Brockham/Newdigate.  Keep on this road until the end (3.5 miles) - do not turn off. (After turning onto this road, after0.5 miles you will go over a bridge, across village green & past church – keep going)

After a further 3 miles the road drops down a small hill, round a sharp L/hand bend & then shortly comes to a T junction (Clayhill Road/Broad Lane) Turn left – drive up slight hill & the entrance is 1st entrance on L/hand side. Look for 6 white posts on verge outside & a Square 1 logo board (yellow squares). Follow up drive, past the house into car park at the rear.

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Email the event organiser
01225 325 733

Region: Bristol (HQ), South East