Create a Sports Photo Composite in Photoshop

In this three part series, sports photographer Matt Hernandez (@MattHernandez) teaches the process he used to create a composite of Tennessee Titans strong safety George Wilson from original location photography to finished composite.

Step 1: Extract the Subject

Matt uses the pen tool mainly, but also covers how to capture some of the tricky details, such as extracting hair.

Step 2: Create and Prepare the Background

Here, Matt covers the preparation of the background as well as replacing the sky.

Step 3: Final Compositing

Matt covers the blending of the two images into one, painting in shadows, dodging and burning, and finishing the composite off.

 

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