Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites

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Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites

Compositing is one of the hottest trends in Photoshop and photography today for portrait photographers, designers of all walks of life, and even retouchers. Everywhere you look, from group photos, to school graduation or sports portraits, to magazines, movie posters, and DVD covers, chances are, you’ve seen compositing.

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Overview

Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites

Compositing is one of the hottest trends in Photoshop and photography today for portrait photographers, designers of all walks of life, and even retouchers. Everywhere you look, from group photos, to school graduation or sports portraits, to magazines, movie posters, and DVD covers, chances are, you’ve seen compositing.

In Photoshop Compositing Secrets, Matt Kloskowski takes you through the entire process behind creating convincing, well-executed, and captivating composites. You’ll see how to create images that run the gamut from real-world portraits for corporate, graduation, or group photos to sports portraits, templates, and collages, and even the surreal, dramatic composites that clients clamor for.

You'll learn:

  • One of the most important secrets to compositing: how to master selections in Photoshop (yes, even wispy hair),
  • What background color, and camera and lighting setups work best for compositing,
  • How to move a subject from one background to another, and the Photoshop lighting and shadowing techniques to make it look real,
  • And all the Photoshop tips, tricks, and special effects you need to pull off a convincing, professional composite.

No matter if you're a professional, an aspiring professional, or a hobbyist, Photoshop Compositing Secrets will sharpen your skills and open up a whole new avenue of photographic expression in an easy-to-understand way that will have you creating your own composites in no time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321808233
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/12/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 139,904
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Kloskowski is the Education and Curriculum Developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. He has published numerous books on Photoshop and is the author of the Lightroom Killer Tips blog. In addition to being an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and an accomplished photographer, Matt is a regular contributor to Photoshop User magazine, a speaker at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the co-host of two popular videocasts, Photoshop User TV and The Grid.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Selection Secrets
CHAPTER 2 Basic Composite
CHAPTER 3 Creating Motion
CHAPTER 4 Senior Portrait
CHAPTER 5 Professional Office
CHAPTER 6 Family/Group Portrait
CHAPTER 7 Studio Sports Portrait
CHAPTER 8 Live Concert
CHAPTER 9 Multiple-Exposure Action Photo
CHAPTER 10 Movie Poster
CHAPTER 11 Ultra-Grungy/Edgy HDR Background
CHAPTER 12 Sports Template
CHAPTER 13 Single-Photo Composite
CHAPTER 14 One Person, Multiple Poses
CHAPTER 15 Adding Illustration
CHAPTER 16 Advanced Commercial Compositing
INDEX
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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Really enjoying this book!

    I am really enjoying Matt's book on compositing. Great tips from the get go. Also you can download the psd files used in the book, so you can see exactly what Matt did on various layers. I really appreciate that because I can compare my masking skills to his. So far he wins! Hopefully by the end of the book, I"ll be up to his speed.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Great book, Bad ebook

    Great book with top tier information. Highly recommended.

    But don't buy the B&N ebook. Distorted and cropped images. No layout to speak of.

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