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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Hopefully you get as much of a kick out of creating collages as we do. It’s one of those things that really never gets old; you can always count on another surprise around the corner, and knowing how to create a complex image like this will help you to tackle whatever comes your way. If you want to create truly realistic-looking collages, keep the following ideas in mind:

  • When combining images that were shot under different lighting conditions, be sure to color-correct the images individually before turning them into a collage; otherwise, each one will have a different color cast.

  • If you’re basing a collage on an image that has a desirable color cast (such as candlelight, firelight, or sunrise/sunset), use the techniques mentioned ...

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