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Adobe Photoshop Elements 9: Maximum Performance by Mark Galer

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Project 7

Preserving Shadows

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The ‘shadow catcher’ technique – designed to preserve the natural shadows of a subject

The truck used in this project was photographed in the hills of southern queensland, australia, while the river dock hails from more than a thousand miles south on the banks of the yarra river in melbourne, victoria. Unlikely bedfellows, but with a little craft the two can lie together comfortably within the same frame – but only if the shadow retains all of its subtlety and is delicately transplanted to its new home on the wooden dock.

1. Open the project image. Make an accurate selection of the truck (without its shadow) using ...

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