Chapter 8

Compositing Images


Chapter Goals

The ability to composite images is perhaps one of the techniques that best illustrates the power of a photo editor. Image compositing is taking two or more images, or taking different areas in a single image, and bringing them together in another photo for either realistic final results or artistic expression. For example, poor uncle Ezekiel couldn’t make it last Christmas, but you want him in the family photo, so you take one photo of him and add it to your group photo.

There’s much to consider when compositing images or applying edits to different parts of a single image: lighting, perspective, ...

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