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Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Akkana Peck

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Chapter 10. Advanced Compositing

Compositing is a fairly general word. In its most basic sense, it means combining two or more images of any sort—even small elements such as a circle, a shadow, or a text layer—to make a new image. You've already been doing that throughout much of this book.

In this chapter, I'll cover a more specific meaning: blending two or more existing photographs to make a new image. (In some cases, the two photographs may be copies of the same photograph, as you'll see.)

You'll learn some tips for improving photos that weren't covered in the chapters on photo retouching, and tricks for extracting detail from a photo that you may not have known was there. You'll learn to create artistic renderings of your photos (without needing ...

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