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Expert Compositing with DAZ Rendered Backgrounds

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Product Name: Expert Compositing with Daz Rendered Backgrounds
Product ID: 86630
Published Artist(s): Digital Art Live, Geekatplay
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2022-07-14

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Combining the use of DAZ Studio and Photoshop for compositing provides wider options for your art, faster composition of elements, and a more polished look for your completed artwork.

In this tutorial set, GeekAtPlay (Vladimir Chopine) shows you how to prepare, light, and render a DAZ Studio background ready to composite with a photographed or stock asset. He then goes on to show how to composite the items together using Photoshop, multiplying the value of the artwork by fixing artifacts, isolating and adding new elements, adding shadows, increasing depth, enhancing the colors, postworking lighting, and improving the skin and hair of a photographed model.

Tutorial running time: 120 minutes across seven videos in MP4 format at 1920 x 1080 HD.

This tutorial product includes a searchable version of the videos with optional captions, where any word or phrase spoken can be searched for across the whole set of tutorials. Resources include the rendered DAZ backdrop asset, candle flame, and high-resolution images of the photo asset.

Video 1: Why composite? GeekAtPlay's portfolio selection of composite artworks showing the potential of compositing.

Video 2: GeekAtPlay's tips on acquiring assets for DAZ Studio.

Video 3: Using the “ROG Fantasy Home”, lessons on adding lighting to the set for compositing, considering camera and render settings, and selecting a suitable point of view to render for the background.

Video 4: Cleaning up and cropping the photograph asset and isolating the foreground with the pen tool. Using the pen tool and top tips for tricky areas such as hair.

Video 5: Advanced work on the foreground asset; finishing the hair by blending, reflective surfaces, skin and hair enhancements, deepening shadows, and highlighting areas for more interest and depth.

Video 6: Adding candle flames, distorting the flames, considering reflected light of new light sources, light and color casting, glow, adjusting for natural look and coloring Video 7: Smoke and color overlays. Using brushes. Adding depth with atmospheric effects. Using grain and final touches.

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About the Presenter: Vladimir Chopine from GeekAtPlay

The founder of Geekatplay and with a background in film production and computer sciences, 3D graphics, photography, and composites has long provided a set of passionate pursuits for Vladimir. Serving 3D digital artists across the world, he has created over 3000 tutorials on VUE, DAZ Studio, Photoshop, Terragen, and many other applications.

Originally from Moscow, he lives with his wife Ami Chopin, who is a professional writer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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