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Photoshop Masking and Compositing

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  • Posted January 26, 2010

    Excellent Photoshop book!

    I've used Photoshop for years and many of my efforts in the program is putting many images together to make a composite image. Well this book speaks right to what I want to get out of the program. It's perhaps a bit too advanced for beginners (unless someone really wants to challenge themselves and has a basic book to use as a reference) as it assumes you know the basics of the program. I've not yet completed the book but what I've gone over to date is very good stuff targeted to what I wanted to know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2006

    Pure Magic

    This has to be one of the most useful and comprehensive Photoshop books available. If you want to discover a multitude of methods to make masks / selections, simply explained, buy this book, download the images, and work through the tutorials. They are pure magic! I thought I was quite good at Photoshop but Katrin shows you tools and methods I personally had never thought about. Every possible situation is explained, and well illustrated in the most simple and comprehensive way possible. This plus the excellent layout and quality of the book make it a ¿must buy¿. I would possibly add a word of caution as to whether or not it is suitable for beginners as I feel it does assume a knowledge of Photoshop throughout, but I stress this is only my opinion. Others may disagree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2004


    Ever wonder how some artists create those fancy composite images? Well, Eismann shows how to perform this using Photoshop. While texts on Photoshop as a whole discuss masking and compositing as one of their topics, her book delves solely into it. She describes how Adobe has developed sophisticated tools that aid you in plucking out subsets of an image. But the book is more than just a recital of tool documentation. She offers you a creative process (a programmer might term this a development cycle) for designing a desired image. A top down approach that, correctly, I think, relegates the Photoshop techniques to a means and not an ends in themselves. But certainly it should also be said that the description of the techniques is comprehensive and lucid. Some, like the chapter on selecting hair and other fine details, should elicit admiration that such tasks are even possible. If you hail from programming, you can appreciate the amount of coding that must have gone into enabling such tasks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    What a great book/manual

    This is a great book, one that we should all include in our library. Katrin explains it very well.

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