Mini-review & Competition: Creating Perspective in Photoshop

The Key to Crafting Convincing Composites

You may have perfect mastery of all Photoshop’s tools and filters, but unless you get the perspective right, your montages will always look a little off. In this engaging workshop, author and expert Steve Caplin teaches you how to work with horizons, vanishing lines, and Photoshop´s extraordinary Vanishing Point filter. You’ll also learn how to adapt a photograph so that it fits in with the perspective of any scene in which you want to place it. This course will make you a better Photoshop artist by teaching you essential techniques and taking the mystery out of perspective once and for all.


What You'll Learn:

  • Reading the existing perspective from a background scene by drawing vanishing point lines that converge on the horizon
  • Changing the perspective viewpoint of placed photographs to make them fit within the scene you're working on
  • Adding shadows to make an image look more realistic
  • Getting the most out of Photoshop’s innovative Vanishing Point filter
  • Creating a real, turnable 3D object from a single photograph
  • Using Photoshop's powerful Perspective Crop feature

Along the way you’ll learn related techniques like rotating 3D objects, cloning, and correcting lens distortion. After completing this course you’ll have the skills you need to create images that have realistic and convincing perspective.

The lessons are wrapped in a feature-rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full-Screen mode provides a hi-def, immersive experience, and Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so you can play the videos alongside your application. This course also includes project files so you can follow along and try out new techniques as you learn them.


In order to win on of the 3 coupons, which can be used for the Creating Perspective in Photoshop, all you need to do is to answer the following question: How long is the total running time of this workshop?

Send your answer to this e-mail address, before Wednesday the 29th of June 2011. 

Table Of Contents

Why Is Perspective Important?

  • When Perspective Goes Wrong: Horizons
  • Finding the Vanishing Point
  • Composing the Scene

Opening Doors

  • Drawing the Vanishing Lines
  • Selecting the Door
  • Drawing the Floor and Wall
  • Adding the Interior Door
  • Building the Skirting Board
  • Adding a Picture
  • Painting the Shadows
  • Opening the Original Door
  • Adding Shading Behind the Door
  • Adding the Door's Reflection

Correcting Perspective

  • The Perspective Problem
  • Correcting the Truck Side
  • Correcting the Truck Back
  • Adding the Shadow
  • Adding the Sign

The Vanishing Point Filter

  • Creating the First Perspective Plane
  • Creating the Second Perspective Plane
  • Tearing Off Additional Planes
  • Cloning in Perspective
  • Marquee Drawing in Perspective
  • Working on New Layers
  • Copying the Window
  • Extending the Window
  • Copying the Door
  • Adding New Artwork
  • Adding Some Graffiti
  • Healing in Vanishing Point
  • Rotating a Book

Perspective Cropping

  • Photographing from an Angle
  • Using Perspective Crop
  • Drawing the Diagonals
  • Correcting Lens Distortion
  • Tidying Up

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