PRO EDU – Reverse Portrait Compositing
A NEW RETOUCHING WORKFLOW FOR
CGI RENDERS & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS
IDEAL FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS
CREATE IMAGES FOR REVERSE COMPOSITING
PHOTOSHOP WORKFLOW FOCUSED
LEARN TO RETOUCH C4D RENDERS
COMES WITH VIRTUAL STUDIO
GET THE VIRTUAL STUDIO PROPS
INTRODUCING JONNY EDWARD
A FASHION & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER WALKS INTO A ROOM…..
LEARN HOW CGI CAN BE USED IN PORTRAITURE
Introducing Jonny Edward, a Colorado based fashion photographer, storyteller, and wild man. Jonny is making his tutorial debut as a co-teacher and facilitator (in real time) of how CGI can play into portraiture.
In this tutorial you will see Jonny shoot images side by side Dustin and help create a virtual studio that we then build after the photoshoot.
“My unique aesthetic is derived from a variety of eclectic sources including fashion, cinema, nature, literature, and the great masters of painting. I credit the latter’s influence with my notable and lauded use of light and shadow. Forever-fascinated by all things analog, I am impelled by the challenge and reward of integrating the emotion and mood of film with modern, digital tools.”
As an educator and mentor, I strive to embolden individuals in artistic and creative realms, with the knowledge, skills, and self-assuredness to realize their own respective creative projects and artistic vision(s).
In all that I do and create, I aspire to empower expression and impel individuality.” – Jonny Edward
AN IMPROVED WORKFLOW FOR COMPOSITE ARTISTS
WHAT IS REVERSE COMPOSITING?
In many of our tutorials, our instructors like Erik Almas and Renee Robyn typically shoot backplates first and then subjects second due to the “fixed” lighting in the backplate. With Reverse Compositing, you are no longer constrained to what’s in the Backplate becuase we teach you to style, prop, and light your background in post-production
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This tutorial is great for retouchers and photographers who would like to get a better understand of how to work with and retouch CGI renders. We’ve also included the Cinema 4D workflow to create and build out a virtual environment using your own materials and textures that can be manipulated in post production.
WHAT PROGRAMS DO I NEED?
This tutorial uses Capture One Pro, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop, and Cinema 4D as the main programs used to capture images, process RAW files, manipulate CGI models, and composite the two together to create a reverse composite. An introductory overview of modeling software Modo was covered but is not necessary.
ONLY THE WOMAN IS REAL
WHY CGI ENVIRONMENTS ARE BETTER IN POST
Have you ever worked with a client with unreasonable requests in post?
When you understand this workflow you can say yes to almost all requests and
accomodate these requests on the fly without sacrificing your time or profit.
UNLIMITED DYNAMIC RANGE
Imagine never having to worry about details in the shadows or blown out highlights. With CGI renders, you get the ultimate control for where you put light & shadows by giving you these options to tweak in post-production.
CHANGE YOUR FOCUS IN POST
Every photographer has missed focus or wished for a wider depth of field to draw attention to an area of the image. With Reverse Compositing you never have to worry about missing focus in your render. You can always change it.
CHANGE YOUR LENS IN POST
Have you ever wished you would have shot something in 35mm instead of 85mm? This isn’t something you can change in photography but you can in CGI. Never again worry about including more or less environment and change your mind with a few buttons.
CHANGE YOUR ANGLE IN POST
“Can you make this more of a birds eye view angle” is something you will never dread hearing again from a creative director. With Reverse Compositing you can change your camera height, mm, and lens angle of your environment in post.
INTRODUCING REVERSE COMPOSITING
A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT TO AN AGE OLD PRACTICE
A MIND BENDING SKILL WITH LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES
Composite artists are often limited to what’s available in their existing image, or what they can find that matches the lighting, angle, lens, and style of a backplate.
Not anymore! With Reverse compositing we are introducing a new workflow for portrait & composite artists that allow them to create whatever scene or environment they can dream up.
With this workflow, you are no longer limited to a location you cannot get to or a prop that doesn’t exist.
Once you understand how this workflow operates and what it takes to manage, you can say yes to whatever your client is looking to do.
You can now take the word NO out of your conversations with creative directors.
THIS TUTORIAL WILL CHANGE HOW YOU CREATE
To learn a whole new workflow and change your life access to tutorials isn’t always enough, you need an immersive environment with like minded creatives.PRO EDU Courses provides a proven process for photographers, certified master trainers, software, and a private community with expert mentorship.
This tutorial comes with English Closed Captions and Spanish subtitles. More languages are coming soon to PRO EDU.
10 HOURS LONG
In-depth is an understatement. We provide extensive examples & training for you to understand the entire workflow.
LOTS OF FILES INCLUDED
This tutorial comes with RAW images, C4D Files, PSD, and a virtual studio with props from our 3D Asset Catlogue for you to sample.
After purchase, you will instantly be able to download the tutorial files to your computer and own for life, or log into our streaming platform and watch from a desktop or the PRO EDU App. If you would like access to our entire library, check out our Unlimited PRO PLAN.
MEET YOUR MASTER TRAINER DUSTIN VALKEMA
“I’m a seasoned creative artist, a student who’s spent a whole lot of time learning to learn from failure. Pushing my creative boundaries is a thriving passion of mine and I enjoy helping others do the same. Learning a new skill set can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. I see too many artists quit before starting on a new path, but pushing through that winding path will lead to fruitful creativity. I’m looking forward to using my industry experience as a Composite and CGI artist to help you dive into your new journey. It’s important to never forget that we’re all “forever students” and continuously adapting our toolbox and workflows. Let’s take the dive together and make cool shit!”