If you want a project at home that will improve your small studio photography as well as your Photoshop and compositing skills, look no further. This detailed tutorial takes you through the entire process of shooting Oreos falling into a glass of glue. I mean milk.
B&H Photo Video has put together an incredibly detailed tutorial that takes you through the process from start to finish, as well as offering some thoughts about how to provide options both for yourself and for a commercial client.
Possibly the one thing I’d do differently is to try and find a way to do the initial milk masking with the Quick Selection tool rather than the Pen tool, though I suspect the lack of contrast when it’s not against the blue background might make it tricky.
What’s refreshing is that after completing the compositing, the tutorial steps back from the work and looks at it critically, trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t work. Its discussion of what a commercial client would be looking for — both in terms of quality and composition — is a nice addition.
What would you have done differently? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.