Combining Images with Photoshop Elements
Selecting, Layering, Masking, and Compositing
By Ted LoCascio
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Released: September 2006
Pages: 268

If you thought Photoshop Elements was just for correcting and organizing photographs, this book will turn your head around. It opens up a whole new set of creative possibilities to explore as you learn how to combine images using this versatile program."
—Jan Kabili, author and trainer

Create your own visual composite masterpieces

Combine your digital photos with an artist's flair and create dazzling composites, thanks to Photoshop Elements and this comprehensive guide from an industry expert. Using great photography and expert design sense, author Ted LoCascio clearly shows how it's done, from simple tasks such as swapping an image background, to more advanced ones such as creating an abstract photomontage.

Loaded with fresh ideas, the book mixes clear and helpful narrative instruction, step-by-step tutorials, and hands-on video demonstrations providing the coverage you need to create sophisticated, even gallery-ready compositions.

Inside you'll find:

  • In-depth coverage of how to swap, combine, replace, and mix pictureelements to get the most stunning digital images possible
  • Over 150 full-color printed photos and more than two hours of video training on the companion CD, so you can see exactly how it's done

Discover how to:

  • Use layers effectively, including adding effects, adjusting opacity and blend, and combining layers
  • Make use of filters, styles, and textures for added pizzazz
  • Apply masks, including using neutral layer masks, combining multiple exposures, and masking with Camera RAW files
  • Build a keepsake wedding montage and an abstract photo collage

www.sybex.com"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)

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