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3.5 Importing the Perfume Bottle

Once the hill is established, you can now import the perfume bottle and tweak the levels.

3.5 Importing the Perfume Bottle

Hey this is Gavin from Tuts+ and in this lesson I would like to add the perfume bottle to the top of the mountain and just tweak any elements that we need to to compensate. So what I would like to do is open finder and drag across the Perfume bottle image, and let's put that layer on top, just above the mist group there. Let's right click and rasterize that. Zoom out slightly. And the best way to cut our images of this nature is to use the pen tool. It's by far the most accurate. There are other ways, but this is still the most accurate way to get clean-cut, more or less first time. Okay, I'm just going to make sure that I stay just inside the image. And I'm gonna try to keep my no point not too far away from each other. As you can see, I'm holding down the hour key to make sure I control direction if I am slightly out, which I am there, you can always go back and edit the nodes holding down the a Tool there. You can just tweak that, or move the node to position, which is fine. Back to the P for pencil, let's continue around the curve. Staying just inside and using the arrow key to control the anchor points. Let's continue around the image. There. Let's hold down the shift key to create and straight line. And let's do that again, let's hold down the shift key, stay slightly inside there. Again hold down the shift key. Now we cut in some of that but that's okay. Let's go back down. Hold down the Shift key. Create that curve just inside. And then let's go back around. Finish off this selection. Let's do that one again. Bring it down, holding down the "alt" key, and again let's take slightly in. Now I'm just a little bit of there. And, again, that's not a problem, I can just readjust the anchor point. Let's press P, and then, let's continue. To the endpoint. And then zoom back out. Right-click, make a selection. Cmd or Ctrl+J. Let's open the layers panel. Let's hide this layer. And there we have our selection, so let's go back to our main selection, pressing v, it's right click, and there we have our layer, let's just call that perfume bottle, ok? So let's resize that And let's position that on top of the hill. Let's put that there for now. Let's open the layers panel and let's go down to the mount group. And I'm gonna choose this one here, zoom in slightly. Just press P for pencil. I"m gonna create a selection from there. Right there. And so right click on that. And let's press Cmd or Ctrl+J Let's bring it out of the group, let's close that group and bring it right up so it's about that later there for now. Now let's position that there. In fact, what's probably going to be easier is if we select both of these layers and bring them back down so it's actually underneath the mist. Lets see how it looks. Maybe not, lets leave it there for now then and then we'll reintegrate both elements with the mist later on. So lets just call that mount three. And lets use a mask B for brush, lets make it 30% opacity, and lets just paint away the elements there. Make the brush slightly smaller and let's zoom in more so we can see what we're doing in here. Make the brush slightly smaller and let's have white as the main layer and paint back in. But let's move the whole layer up a little bit. To about there. Back to our mask. Let's use the white layer and paint back in. Going to black, let's take it out but let's make it 10% [NOISE] And let's just see. [NOISE] Again. Let's go back to the point. Let me make the brush slightly smaller and paint back in. Just to make it quite natural and rough, to make it look as if the perfume bottle is sitting nicely within the hill/mountain. Back there to take away some of that again. So we are just going back and forth, back and forth until we've got something that looks quite realistic. Ok, let's just take some of that away there. Ok, right so that's looking quite good for now. Although we will tweak that again at a later stage. So on our next lesson, what we're going to do is add some more highlights to the mountains. So we're going to add some color. And we're going to add some more color to the sky to accentuate the pink glow that the perfume bottle is giving off in the image.

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