Adobe Master Class

Adobe Master Class : Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop CC: Bringing the Impossible to Reality -- with Bret Malley

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In Bret Malley's world, a father is suspended in the air among his baby's collection of toys . . . a big-box store and parking lot can be transformed into a scene of reclaimed nature . . . and an ordinary person can sculpt fire with his bare hands. And in Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop CC, Second Edition, Bret shares the techniques he uses to elevate an image from the everyday to the extraordinary, showing you how to make seemingly impossible scenarios come to life.




Designed as a comprehensive guide to compositing from start to finish, this book is divided into three sections. Section I provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop CC focusing on both basic and hidden tools and other features you need to master in order to create stunning composite imagery. Bret also shows you how to shoot high-quality photos for compositing, including tips for equipment and technique. Going beyond the mechanics of Photoshop, Section II leaps into hands-on action by guiding readers through the creation of four unique composites. These fun and informative step-by-step projects cover everything from the first planning sketches to the final finishing touches (using resources provided for download). In Section III, additional detailed project walkthroughs offer tips on everything from creating a superhuman to compositing an epic fantasy landscape. Interviews and spreads featuring established and emerging artists provide a range of inspirational imagery, creative insight, and professional know-how.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 215 x 218 x 22mm | 1,080g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0134780108
  • 9780134780108
  • 611,654

Table of contents

Section I: Basics

Chapter 1 Get Oriented

Chapter 2 Hidden Basics

Chapter 3 Layers and Photoshop Muscle

Chapter 4 Favorite Adjustment Layers and Filters

Chapter 5 Photography and Compositing



Section II: Tutorials

Chapter 6 Prep and Organize Four Projects

Chapter 7 Making a Super Composite

Chapter 8 Blending Fire

Chapter 9 Atmosphere, Grit, and Demolition

Chapter 10 Fantasy Worlds from Everyday Images



Section III: Inspiration

Chapter 11 Mastering Elemental Textures

Chapter 12 Put Daddy Down, Please!

Chapter 13 Big Store, Big Scenery

Chapter 14 The Hunt

Chapter 15 Family Portrait Magic

Chapter 16 Epic Fantasy Landscapes
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About Bret Malley

Bret Malley is an educator, professional photographer, author, and Adobe Photoshop expert specializing in imaginative, surreal, epic, and often magic-enhanced image creation. As a professor of Visual Communications he teaches a range of classes including photography, design, and Photoshop. With an MFA in Computer Art from Syracuse University, Bret is a regular guest expert on Photobacks TV and also speaks at national live events as well as teaching online classes (through CreativeLive and Craftsy). When he is not teaching, leading international photography tours, creating personal works, or adventuring around Oregon with his wife and son, Bret squeezes in commercial work across the U.S. See more of Bret's work at www.BretMalley.com
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