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Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites by Matt Kloskowski

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2. Basic Composite

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I thought we’d jump right in with a basic composite. Here, we have a background and we have a person who was shot in a studio. The subject is a friend of mine, Justin. He practices mixed martial arts (MMA) and I took some studio portraits of him in his MMA gear. But, I also grabbed some photos of him in casual dress, as well. When I shot the photo we’re working with here, I had an idea—put him in a dark alley with a very grungy feel to it.

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Planning Ahead

This is one tutorial where planning ahead really helped out. From the portrait ...

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