If you thought Photoshop Elements was just for correcting andorganizing photographs, this book will turn your head around. Itopens up a whole new set of creative possibilities to explore asyou learn how to combine images using this versatileprogram." —Jan Kabili, author and trainer
Create your own visual composite masterpieces
Combine your digital photos with an artist's flair and createdazzling composites, thanks to Photoshop Elements and thiscomprehensive guide from an industry expert. Using greatphotography and expert design sense, author Ted LoCascio clearlyshows how it's done, from simple tasks such as swapping an imagebackground, to more advanced ones such as creating an abstractphotomontage.
Loaded with fresh ideas, the book mixes clear and helpfulnarrative instruction, step-by-step tutorials, and hands-on videodemonstrations providing the coverage you need to createsophisticated, even gallery-ready compositions.
Inside you'll find:
In-depth coverage of how to swap, combine, replace, and mixpictureelements to get the most stunning digital imagespossible
Over 150 full-color printed photos and more than two hours ofvideo training on the companion CD, so you can see exactly how it'sdone
Discover how to:
Use layers effectively, including adding effects, adjustingopacity and blend, and combining layers
Make use of filters, styles, and textures for addedpizzazz
Apply masks, including using neutral layer masks, combiningmultiple exposures, and masking with Camera RAW files
Build a keepsake wedding montage and an abstract photocollage
"Clear...easy-to-follow...you...gain a greater knowledge of what makes a good composition...improve your understanding of the app’s tools." (Photoshop Creative, September 2006)