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Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite by Michael Mandiberg, Xtine Burrough

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Chapter 11. Non-Destructive Editing

Non-Destructive Editing

Finished composite photograph created in Chapter 11. Original image of Salvador Dali with ocelot friend at St Regis, World Telegram & Sun, by Roger Higgins, from the US Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-114985].

In Chapter 9 we referred to Hippolyte Bayard’s Self Portrait as a Drowned Man from 1840 as the first combination print. The history of photographic manipulation reaches almost as far back as the first photographic images. Digital tools extend this history of image manipulations from the subtlety of the slightest tonal range adjustment to the creation of completely fictional imagery.

As the digital artist becomes ...

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