i'm about to embark on a photo project that will involve photographing a subject and then placing them on a scene that i take elsewhere. it easier to light the subject in studio and then place them onto a photograph that I take myself.
i plan to match the lighting as best i can so that the composite looks as natural as possible.
my issue is that whenever i have tried to do this in the past, it still looks like a cutout.
what are the best techniques in Photoshop for isolating a selection (i usually use refine edge) as well as the preferred choice of backdrop color or lighting considerations to aid in the selection process.
thanks in advance.