Compositing in older versions of ON1 Photo Raw used to require a lot of masking and manually separating the subjects and backgrounds with various tools, it took quite some time especially with complex subjects. Now in Photo RAW 2023, you can use the AI masking tools to instantly identify the subject and background so you can quickly combine photos with layers.
Sky20232 Minute EditsON1 Photo RAWIntermediate / AdvancedEditLayersDevelopProduct TrainingEffectsMaskingWorkflowDylan Kotecki
9 comments on “How to Blend Layers in a Composite”
On October 28, 2022 at 10:17 pm alex grimal wrote:
Amazingly Fast, great results!!
On November 2, 2022 at 10:00 am Jean-Luc Grand wrote:
Thanks Dylan. Fast and easy tips!
On November 2, 2022 at 10:24 am Sandy Scott wrote:
Maybe you should talk slower so I don’t have to go back and forth to figure out what you just pointed to and did.
On November 4, 2022 at 9:23 am Patrick Smith replied:
Or hit pause? 🙂 These are a bit quick, we will work on that.
On November 2, 2022 at 11:05 am Volker Gottwald wrote:
I tend to prevent creating .onphoto files when ever it’s possible. Would you not be able to create almost the same result with the AI Sky replacement or just using SSAI, adding the sky as a texture.
It would be interesting to see a comparison.
On November 2, 2022 at 11:59 am Stuart Bass wrote:
The lower tail feathers still have some serious halos. This, to me is a dead give away that the sky has been replaced. This would not fulfill the standard of a fine art photography. Garbage mattes (as we call them in the film biz) are fine for contrast changes and like adjustments but when masking a background precision is the key.
On November 3, 2022 at 2:43 am Volker Gottwald wrote:
I captured a screenshot of the original eagle photo and experimented how and if I could achieve the same result with AI Sky Replacement without creating an .onphoto file with layers. And it works just fine with less than two minutes of editing. With some more fine-tuning one could even improve the result.
My result is here: http://www.kreartiv.com/on1/eagle_sky.jpg
On November 3, 2022 at 2:59 am Volker Gottwald replied:
The black and white version is here: http://www.kreartiv.com/on1/eagle_sky_bw.jpg
On November 10, 2022 at 9:49 pm Kevin Harding wrote:
Whilst I understand this is just an example you really should have left out the BG blurring ! How on earth can you shoot a bird, requiring a very fast shutter speed, whilst also having a blurred BG which requires a slow shutter speed?! This would immediately be identified as fake by any bird photographer.