Learn how to create this dramatic textured photo-composite in Photoshop. You can follow along with Doug Landreth using the free source files including all the photos, textures, and preset used in the Slim Pickins Tutorial Video.
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Slim Pickins Part 1 topics include: Creative decision making, composition, smart objects, cropping and layers. Creating and refining masks using various Photoshop tools.
Slim Pickins Part 2 continues the assembly of the Skull and Vulture composite photograph. With the elements of the composite assembled and the masks in position, it's time for Doug to to add much-needed drama and mood using non-destructive adjustments. Also, discover a very neat trick for influencing the tonal values of an image using a Channel Mixer adjustment layer.
Slim Pickins Part 3 completes the assembly of the Skull and Vulture composite photograph with the addition of rich textural effects.