The right way to {Photograph} and Composite an Promoting ‘Beauty Drip’

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On this 15 minute video, we break down a step-by-step strategy to capturing the pictures wanted to composite a sexy beauty drip.

We begin by capturing the beauty portion of the picture by extending the lipstick out of the tube so far as doable. With an affordable nylon diffuser and a speedlight, we are able to create a big spotlight on the left portion of our beauty.

Not solely does this flatter the lipstick however it is going to additionally present us with a pleasant mild supply for the drip. A skinny edge mild created with a further stripbox and speedlight combo will carve out our beauty (and drip) on the stark black background.

To seize the movement of the lipstick “melting” right into a drip, we used a wood stick and crimson acrylic paint. It is very important match the colour of the acrylic paint with the beauty, for a neater time in post-production. Fastidiously utilizing a two-second distant mode, we utilized acrylic paint closely on the wood stick to start capturing the frozen movement.

It took a number of occasions for a sexy drip to trip completely, however as soon as we seize an ample quantity of choices we’ve the whole lot wanted to finish the composite. It might be essential at occasions to make use of a further reflector to bounce mild into the scene, since we’re primarily utilizing a light-weight supply from one path.

To mix the higher beauty with the decrease drip picture, we used quite a lot of methods in Adobe Photoshop. We start by merely masking the merchandise and crudely attaching them collectively to get a primary visible to work with. Through the use of a device often known as the Warp Mesh Device, we are able to individually twist the layers round to attach seamlessly and full the phantasm of the beauty melting.

It would take a number of tweaks to depart the picture in a means that’s visually seamless, however as soon as the phantasm is created it brings collectively all the sweetness from the lighting and leaves a surprising visible on a stark black set.


In regards to the writer: Dustin Dolby from workphlo, is a Canadian product photographer and educator on YouTube. You could find extra tutorial’s on Dustin’s workphlo YouTube Channel or Skillshare, and buy their customized mild stand attachments on the workphlo on-line store.



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