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

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

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By (author) Matt Kloskowski

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  • Publisher: Peachpit Press Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 231mm x 23mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley
  • ISBN 10: 0321808231
  • ISBN 13: 9780321808233
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 51,024

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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. 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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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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By Raymond Perrett 13 Dec 2012 5

I regularly read Matts blog among others and am very pleased with this book. Just the right blend of easly language and technical info on how to do composites. A good variety of tutorials in the book to expand your skill base.

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