Deke’s Techniques 341: Integrating a 3D Object into a 2D Scene

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques movie, Deke shows you how to infest your formerly calm 2D photographic waters with a suitably threatening 3D shark inside Photoshop. This, I feel, is a story best told in pictures. 

So basically, this: 

Sharkless Ocean

Plus this:

Blind shark in a transparent sea

Equals this:

Fully integrated 3D shark

Any questions? 

OK, you probably have questions. Watch the video to see how Deke incorporates Mr. Hammerhead (created by lynda.com author Ryan Kittleson) into the his photographic ocean (from the Fotolia.com image library.) 

And if you’d like to see how Deke gets Ryan’s 3D object into the image in the first place, check out this week’s exclusive video for lynda.com members. Not a member? You can get a free week’s trail at lynda.com/deke. Swim on!

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