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How I Made: The Four Seasons

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How I Made, by Mark White
October 17, 2016

Learn how Cleberson Faustino created this image with this How I Made

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1. Rough composite

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The first step to creating this complex image was to create a rough comp to get a complete vision of the project. In this case, I used the brush tool and the images of the cars.

2. Image choice

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I used mainly images from stock photos, so it was very important to do a preview of them to see how they could fit in the project. After choosing the right images, I started cleaning and cutting them.

3. Composition

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With all the images cut the way I needed, I started the assembling step of the project, working on the background of the scene and always looking back at the rough comp to guide me.

4. The scenery, part I

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This was the most important step of the project, where I had to integrate each car into its respective environment. For this, I used brushes, masks, paths and other images.

5. The scenery, part II

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The second part was defining the right lighting for each environment to integrate the whole image. And to achieve this, I used adjustments such as Black & White and Gradient Map.

6. Shadow and light

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The second part was defining the right lighting for each environment to integrate the whole image. And to achieve this, I used adjustments such as Black & White and Gradient Map.

7. Lens flare

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One of the things I most like to do is add a Lens Flare over a black layer on Screen blend mode to give the image a special effect. I use this filter every time I need to give more realism to the image.

8. HDR toning

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Since I worked with stock images, I recovered the textures at the end of the process. The method I used was HDR Toning with a duplicated image. After that, I created a layer with Soft Light.