Compositing Alchemy: Humanizing Animals Using Photoshop - S6123

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  • Karen Alsop

    Karen Alsop

    Photographic Digital Artist and Instructor, Story Art

For centuries, artists have been humanizing animals, placing them in people-centric situations (like dogs playing poker), but before Photoshop, it was impossible to do this photographically (unless you dressed your pet in clothes and took a photo). Join renowned photographic digital artist Karen Alsop as she showcases Photoshop compositing techniques for creating complex anthropomorphic art in which animals take on human behavior like pigs flying, a bull in a china shop, and more. Refresh your compositing skills while seeing how Karen’s artful composites come to life. View this work online at Story Art.
In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to merge individual photos to create one animal
  • How to manipulate body parts (bending and shaping) with Puppet Warp
  • Shortcuts and timesaving tricks for selection (even animals with fur) blending and combining

Technical Level: Intermediate

Type: Session

Category: How To

Track: Graphic Design, Photography

Audience: Educator, Graphic Designer, Photographer