Hi. This week we’re going to see how to create a wildlife image composite with a moon in Photoshop.
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What would be wrong with just using the stack function in photoshop, after adjusting for the sky color differences?
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Hi Matt, I’ve been doing this for a couple of years, but usually hand held: by selecting the focus spot to sit over the back ground when I’m aiming at the subject I can quickly alter the focus taking 2 images as quickly as possible. Of course movement can be an issue, but it works amazingly well and allows you to Auto align and then Auto blend in PS with usually only minor tweeks needed. I do like the colour adjustment suggestion and the free transform. Usually I try to use enough DOF to stop needing to do that or indeed to manually align. Cheers
Another excellent tutorial, thanks
One can also stack images of a still subject to eliminate heat distortion and some wind effects. I recently did this for a perched burrowing owl.
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Great video Matt…
In Bridge you can select two images and then Open in PS as layers. Another way to align the images in PS is to change layer mode from Normal to difference. Much easier to see alignment and differences using the Difference mode instead of lowering layer opacity and then trying to align the images.
Hi Karen. The Bridge workflow would be clunky. You’d have to open both photos in to ACR… then edit… then close. Then go back to Bridge and open both up as layers in Photoshop. Definitely a clunky workflow as opposed to just opening them and layering on top of each other. But hey… if it works for you that’s all that matters. But it’s definitely not any faster or more efficient.
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