Movies

  • 1800 Style Vintage Photo Look tutorial by Eric Miele JUNE 2021

    Movie

    Learn how to create the look of an 1800's style vintage photo look in photoshop. In this tutorial you will learn: how to use overlays, different blend modes, layer style blend modes, different ways to create black and white images, levels, curves and more.

  • Maternity Reflection by Katie Forshaw June 2021

    Movie

  • Miniature person inside iphone tutorial by Eric Miele - JUNE 2021

    Movie

    In this video you will learn; how to cut out and mask a subject, create the cracked glass effect, create flying icons, stack phone icons on top of each other, replace the image on a cell phone, add shadows, blend modes, warp tool, gaussian blur, motion blur, using different shaped brushes, clippi...

  • Fine Art Frequency Separation Portrait by Katie Forshaw May 2021

    Movie

  • Levitation and lightning bolts by Eric Miele MAY 2021

    Movie

    In this video, you will learn: how to create the levitation effect, create lightning in photoshop, to use the different clouds filter effect, to use levels, different blend modes, hue/sat effects, how to align misaligned images and to splice several images together that are photographed in the sa...

  • Painted Spring Portrait by Katie Forshaw Makememagical May 2021

    Movie

  • Human Puppets by Eric Miele MAY 2021

    Movie + 5 extras

    In this tutorial, you will learn: how to create the effect of a human puppet, liquify tool, warp tool, several blend modes, adding shadows, changing the size of subjects, blending hair with a black background, curves, levels, adding strings and more!

  • Glowing Fish Catch Katie Forshaw Makememagical April 2021

    Movie

    Watch how to create a backdrop using pixelsquid and multiple stock photos taken by Katie.
    Create a glowing fish effect and water using flood 2 plugin.

    This tutorial was recorded during a LIVE one to one mentoring session with one of our annual members Bob Decker. He gave permission for this to ...

  • Hands Over Face by Eric Miele APRIL 2021

    Movie

    Learn how to create the effect of see through hands over one's face as seen in the sample image. In this video you will learn: about blend modes, how to make images black and white, how to use masks, using soft brushes.

  • Gothic Surreal Painterly Portrait by Katie Forshaw - April 2021

    Movie + 3 extras

    Download the eyelash brushes from Deviant art just type in eyelash abr - or get these ones https://gumroad.com/l/30PsBrAbs

    Learn how to paint white eyes and tears
    Change a backdrop using several textures and dodge and burn
    Learn how to use ACR for radial fill and color toning
    Learn how to enlarg...

  • Easter Studio Backdrops by Katie Forshaw Makememagical March 2021

    Movie + 2 extras

    See how to use my Studio Easter backgrounds easily with sitters or newborns
    Backgrounds included plus bonus items

  • Fine art painterly edit by Eric Miele March 2021

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this video you will learn how to create the painterly effect in photoshop. You will learn: how to light your subject, sharpen the eyes, brighten the eyes, smooth the skin, frequency separation, dodging and burning, adding a textured background and color grading.

  • Fantasy Book World by Katie Forshaw Makememagical MARCH 2021

    Movie + 1 extra

  • Editing natural light snow images tutorial by Eric Miele FEBRUARY 2021

    Movie

    In this tutorial you will learn: how to expose when taking a natural light photo in the snow, how to use your highlight warning in camera and in lightroom, how to retain detail in the snow, how to edit and make a subject more vibrant.

  • Side profile generation portrait by Eric Miele MARCH 2021

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this video you will learn how to create a side profile generation portrait as seen in the thumbnail. You will learn: how to set up the lighting and camera for this portrait, how to edit it, how to blend 5 separate images together and blend them into the background, do frequency separation and...

  • Harley Quinn Edit by Katie Forshaw Makememagical February 2021

    Movie

    Learn how to use dust and scratch filter for skin
    Curves, layer blend modes, oil filter, colour overlays and more

  • Masking difficult hair (multiply blend mode) by Eric Miele FEBRUARY 2021

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this video you will learn: how to deal with difficult hair by using multiply blend mode (for advanced users) and for beginners how to photograph for this background, light the subject, cut out the subject, blend them with the image and add shadows.

  • Heart Shapes - Custom Shape tool

    Movie + 2 extras

  • Rabbit Hole by Katie Forshaw January 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

  • Elephant on hill heart shaped moon tutorial by Eric Miele FEBRUARY 2021

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this video you will learn how to: light this image using 1-3 lights, cut out the subject, place her in the background, add grass over her seated area, add, curve and blend the shadow, and bonus how to create a heart shaped moon.

  • Magic Field by Katie Forshaw January 2021

    Movie

    Learn how to make a day time field scene with plain sky, that little bit more magical! With additional stock grass/florals/trees. And adding a painterly look using Corel Painter Essentials.
    Stock is not included with this tutorial as one of our members Raw image (Selina Cotton) and stock from P...

  • Person inside person effect by Eric Miele January 2021

    Movie

    Learn how to create the effect of a person inside a person as seen in the image. In this video, you will learn: how to photograph for this effect, how to create the effect of a sliced person, adding the edge of the skin, how to add shadows, how to blend the 3 images together, how to add texture ...

  • Mixing text and people in photoshop by Eric Miele JANUARY 2021

    Movie

    In this video you will learn: How to mix people and letters in photoshop, how to create text in photoshop, to cut out subjects, masking, to work with difficult hair, multiply blend mode, how to add shadows, how to work with multiple layers and how I photographed my subjects for this specific look.

  • Creating animated snow in photoshop

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this tutorial you will learn how to create animated snow and add music in photoshop. You will learn how to create a video and work with nested smart objects.

  • Dark Angel by Katie Forshaw December 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

  • Adding texture to a photograph by Eric Miele DECEMBER 2020

    Movie

    In this video you will learn how to add texture to a photograph, blend it into the background and remove it off your subjects. You will also learn how to shape the texture to match a seamless paper backdrop.

  • Heart of the Ocean by Katie Forshaw December 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

    Learn how to blend underwater objects together using opacity, dodge and burn and colour toning.
    Stock included in zip folder.

  • Christmas Roof by Katie Forshaw November 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

  • Christmas Window by Katie Forshaw November 2020

    Movie

    Delves into using:
    Layers
    Pen tool
    Perspective transform
    Day to night transformation
    ACR

    https://www.compositecon.shop/online-store/Christmas-Window-Scene-Santa-flying-over-the-moon-digital-backdrop-p255785324 Don't forget that members get a further 35% off the shop products

  • Head inside head tutorial by Eric Miele NOVEMBER 2020

    Movie

    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a head popping out of another head. You will learn: how to photograph for this, how to cut out the images, how to remove the portion of the head, add shadows and the peace of skin at the edge of the cut.

  • Working with moonlight by Eric Miele December 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this tutorial you will learn: how to simulate moonlight, set up your background, flash and camera, cut out your subject, place them in a background with a moon, enhance rim light and add shadows.

  • Flour composite by Eric Miele November 2020

    Movie

    In this tutorial you will learn 2 ways of working with flour. For backgrounds containing full flour, you will learn: how to photograph someone in flour, light your subject, cut out the subject, blend them with a flour background. For backgrounds with precut angel shape, you will learn: how to c...

  • Witch on broomstick silhouette tutorial by Eric Miele 22nd OCTOBER 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

    This video is for beginners and advanced users - You will learn how to: photograph for a silhouette - cut out the silhouette - create the flowing hair effect - reshape and place the silhouette precisely on the broom stick and add a hat to your subject.

  • Sleigh Zoom tutorial by Katie Forshaw October 2020

    Movie

  • Ghost Effect Halloween tutorial by Eric Miele October 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

  • 7 Swans Swimming by Katie Forshaw 15th October 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

  • 4 Calling Birds by Katie Forshaw October 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

    Learn how to blend a subject into a winter foggy scene
    - How to change colour of clothing
    - How to cut and extract from another background
    - How to change contrast of subject
    - How to add snow overlay

    Full backdrop of 12 days available on www.compositecon.shop

  • 3 French Hens by Katie Forshaw - October 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

    2 subject extractions
    Beginners level and more advanced blending feet into snow using layer masks and different textured brushes.
    Add a snow overlay

  • Froggy Pose Composite by Emily Julander - March 2020

    Movie

    It's so important to know that this popular Newborn Photography Pose is a composite. So many people see this pose and try it unassisted. It's dangerous for babies and should not be done without compositing.

  • Autism Workshop - Adele

    Movie + 4 extras

    Ever wondered how to approach a session for a child with autism? This workshop aims to educate you about what autism is, how it may affect your client and how you can support your client before and during your shoot. I have included downloadable resources for parents/carers and the photographer, ...

  • Magic Family Moment by Emily Julander - March 2020

    Movie

    Sometimes you capture the perfect moment with one kid in a photo and a hot mess with another (family photographer life right). What if you could take that moment and isolate the magic with a little magic of your own!?

  • Simple Background Swap By Adele - March 2020

    Movie

    A beginners guide to combining 2 images to make a more exciting end product

  • The Hardware and Software You Need to Composite by Samantha Easton - April 2020

    Movie

    Which camera should you use? Do you need a tablet for editing? Green screen? I answer your questions about the gear that you'll need and what will make your life easier as a composite photographer.

  • Extracting subject from medical equipment - by Adele - March 2020

    Movie

    Some times parents or children would like to see their child doing something magical, being chased by a t-rex, flying on a magic carpet, or in Elliott's case, standing free of his frame! Art is individual and should fit the needs of the viewer. In this tutorial you will see how I remove Elliott f...

  • Composite Sports Portrait Setup - Tony Gatlin - March 2020

    Movie

  • I love him so much- Tony Gatlin - April 2020

    Movie

    I Love Him So Much - an inspired composite sports portrait, from image capture through the final finished composite.

  • Location Lighting by Tony Gatlin - May 2020

    Movie

    Tony takes you on location to see lights set up and metering process to ensure even light across subjects while maintaining dimensionality in the finished images.

  • Dramatic Lighting Tutorial by Tony Gatlin - May 2020

    Movie

    Composite artist Tony Gatlin explains how to light a dramatic sports portrait and shows the lighting equipment used on set.

  • The Wrestler by Tony Gatlin - March 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

    Shot on location at one of Tony's workshops, this project will take you from image capture through layering and anchoring the athlete into a custom template.

  • Congenital Heart Disease for Photographers - Adele - April 2020

    Movie

    A workshop aimed at improving understanding of the implications of heart defects in children, and how this may impact on your photography session.

  • Creating a Reflection by Emily Julander - Feb 2020

    Movie

    A reflection can be accomplished in camera, but if you happen to decide after shooting that a reflection could be cool, I've gotcha covered! Learn how to use photoshop layers, masks and blending modes to make a perfect reflection.

  • Newborn Dream Catcher Composite by Emily Julander - March 2020

    Movie

    This video show the safe way to photograph and composite a newborn for a dream catcher image.

  • Maternity Goddess Tutorial by Emily Julander - April 2020

    Movie

    Add some majesty to your maternity images by adding thrown fabric layers to create something a little extra for your clients.

    No stock included.

  • Giant person sitting on roof tutorial for beginners by Eric Miele Feb 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this tutorial you will learn how to balance natural and strobe light to create an outdoor composite. You will learn how to deal with two different white balances in one image. You will learn how to create artificial shadows to match real shadows.

  • Water Dino Ride with Emily Julander - Feb 2020

    Movie

    Create a Fantasy for your dino dreamer! Learn to digitally sculpt limbs, color change and blend with layers and blending modes.

    Stock not included here. Main background is by Tara Mapes from Enchanted Eye Creations and available here: https://www.taramapes.com/online-store/Swimming-Dinosaur-Stor...

  • Masking hair and fur by Katie Forshaw - Makememagical - March 2020

    Movie

    Using select and mask and the refine edge brush to mask off hair from a solid colour background. This method works best on a solid contrasting coloured background.

  • On location, shooting bokeh backdrops, BTS - Samantha Easton July 2020

    Movie

    Perfect for beginners, I will show you how to program your camera to deliver your best bokeh photos and lead you on a walk to find and edit backdrops from some woods.

  • Newborn Socially distanced shoots via Zoom/Facetime by Adele Holland

    Movie + 2 extras

    Watch as Adele walks you through how to do a basic newborn shoot with their mobile phones during the pandemic. This enables families to still have great quality images of their beautiful lockdown babies without having to leave the comfort of their home, and you yours!

  • How to create a silhouette by Eric Miele - JULY 2020

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this video you will learn how to create a silhouette from a regular photograph. You will learn how to: select a subject, use the quick selection tool, refine edge, channels, layers, layer masks, brushes, and the paint bucket tool

  • Earth In Eye Tutorial by Eric Miele - May 2020

    Movie

    In this tutorial you will learn how to place any image of the earth in someone's eye. Bonus material: Creating a fake tear drop; several methods of creating a black and white image.