Chapter 9. Atmosphere, Grit, and Demolition

Covered in This Chapter

• Removing distortion with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter

• Atmospheric perspective

• Hair selection with Select And Mask

• Color and light alteration

• Texturing for mud, dirt, and decay

• Building demolition

• Depth separation

• Creating sunray

Let’s face it, life is messy, and sometimes your composites need to be too, especially scenes of catastrophic survival. Immaculately clean photos of models and cities can be transformed into a gritty scene of decay and sword-filled drama with the judicious use of a few filters, textures, atmospherics, and, of course, hair selections. In this, the deepest chapter in the book, you’ll not only learn to salvage a clean but distorted background ...

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