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Digital Image Compositing Fundamentals by Wallace Jackson

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CHAPTER 8

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The Organization of Digital Imaging: Using Layers

Now that you have learned how to mask objects for use in your digital image compositing pipelines, the next logical step is to learn how to leverage the Layers palette to organize your digital image compositing projects. Layers allow you to isolate masked objects as well as to apply imaging special effects to individual layers and your digital image backplate—that is, the foundational background image upon which your digital image composite is based.

Originally, in early digital imaging software revisions, layers were just used to isolate masked objects, in the same way that vellum on ...

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