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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Creating Complex Collages

Now we’re ready to put all these features together, combine them with the blending modes we explored in Chapter 9, and throw in a few other techniques to create a complex collage. If you haven’t read through all of this chapter and Chapter 9, it might be difficult to follow along with this project, so make sure that you’ve covered that material before you dive in.

The collage in Figure 10.46 was originally created by Regina Cleveland for the CS2 edition of this book. She challenged Ben Willmore to re-create it in Photoshop and gave him a total of four photos, which she snagged from www.istockphoto.com (Figures 10.47 to 10.50), along with a shot of Ben taken by his friend Andy Katz (Figure 10.51).

Figure 10.46. A collage ...

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