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Photoshop Tutorial - Add the Background

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 In this video, Mahalo's Photoshop expert Justin Zagri explains how to adjust the background image for a movie poster. Before You Begin --------------------------------------------------------------------- In this lesson, Justin has already set up the image for the movie poster and is ready to start adding elements. The first thing to do is?add a background.? To give you a better idea of what he's going for, the client for this poster is?Zero Kazama. He is an accomplished actor who hosts the MTV game show Silent Library. He is also a stunt performer and filmmaker who is developing a film of his own called? Freezer Burn. Basically, it's a post-apocalyptic movie where zombies have taken over the world and society has had to adapt, which includes a military force led by a character whom Zero is going to play. While talking to him about his ideas, Justin came up with the concept of a desert landscape that he and his fellow cast members will be occupying. They will be at the center of the image with hordes of zombies surrounding them. Instructions --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. To begin, select the Move Tool, click on the image and drag it over to the next tab (in this case, it's the tab called Freezerburn).2. Press Ctrl+T (Command+T for Mac) with the image selected to surround the image with brackets that allow you to transform it.3. Click and drag the image to the upper left corner. It should lock into place. Grab the bracket at the lower right corner and drag the image down and right until it fills the entire canvas and locks into place. Once finished, press Enter.4. Now, you'll want to mess around with the colors of the image. Navigate to the top menu bar and press Image -- Adjustments -- Brightness-Contrast to begin.?Adjust the Brightness and Contrast levels accordingly.5. Navigate back up to the top menu bar and click Image -- Adjustments -- Levels.?Levels changes how prominent your basic colors are. RGB allows you to change the strength of the colors in multiple ways. Experiment as necessary to achieve the look you're after. Much of what you do in Photoshop is achieved with experimentation.6. Navigate back up to the top menu bar and click Image -- Adjustments -- Curves.?Curves basically allows you to balance between all of the different colors that you're dealing with. It affects colors, contrast and brightness, among other elements.7. This time, click Image -- Adjustments -- Color Balance in the top menu bar.With Color Balance you have the ability to change the colors either with your mouse or mathematically, and you can switch around between Shadows, Midtones and Highlights. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/photoshop-tutorial-add-the-background/
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