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Compositing Secrets of the Pros

ASMP San Diego

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM (PST)

Compositing Secrets of the Pros

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ASMP San Diego presents high-end Hollywood retoucher Dennis Dunbar on Saturday, November 23rd!


Airbndr poster by Dennis DunbarIn this workshop Dennis shares many of the techniques he uses to make complex composite images from Movie Posters to LifeStyle and Product shots.


Whether it’s combining many elements or dramatically re-working a single shot Dennis will show how the same techniques apply. He’ll cover the various challenges that face those who would tackle such tasks such as: Masking, Color Correction, Blending, and matching Noise or Grain.


Dennis will discuss several ways to create a professional quality mask as well as how to check to make sure your mask is working the way it should. He’ll delve into Color Correction using Curves and how to simplify your Layers using Clipping Groups. Then he’ll show you how to blend disparate images making them look as if they all belong together through the use of Depth of Field, adjusting the density and color as well as other techniques for matching the Noise or Grain of the various elements.


Dennis DunbarDennis Dunbar is a Digital Artist with extensive experience in digital issues. He began compositing images in the darkroom under the tutelage of William Warren, a noted Stock Shooter. After seeing the advantages of working digitally Dennis jumped in with both feet, setting up his own studio in 1991 and soon was working extensively creating finished artwork for movie posters as well as commercial ads.


Dennis’ drive to stay on top of the various issues involved in the digital imaging world led him to also focus on Color Management and to offer consulting services to his clients in this area as well.


In the summer of 2002 Dennis was named to the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Chapter of theAdvertising Photographers of America where he serves as head of the Digital Committee. His work with the APA led him to concentrate on working with groups that are focused in the area of creating standards for the Digital Imaging.


He is a founding member of the UPDIG (Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines) and a member of the DISC Committee as well. More information on these groups are available at: and


Time: 8:30am check-in, 9:00am start time. The program runs until 1pm or until Q&A is completed. 
Location: Riverdale Studios, 6314 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA. Only a very limited number of seats are available for this event, so we recommend reserving your space early!

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When & Where

Riverdale Studios
6314 Riverdale St
San Diego, CA 92120

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM (PST)

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ASMP San Diego

ASMP San Diego is a local resource for professional photographers, enhancing technical skills, business practices, and communication within the community. ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers, was established in 1944 to promote high professional and artistic standards in photography to further the professional interests of its membership by disseminating information on a range of subjects and concerns. ASMP has a membership of more than 7,000 of the world's finest photographers.

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