How to use this book



I doubt if any readers of this book are going to start at the beginning and work their way diligently through to the end. In fact, you’re probably only reading this section because your computer’s just crashed and you can’t follow any more of the work-throughs until it’s booted up again. This is the kind of book you should be able to just dip into and extract the information you need.

But I’d like to make a couple of recommendations. The first four chapters deal with the basics of photomontage: making selections, working with layers, masks and distortion techniques. There are many Elements users who have never learnt how to make layer masks, or picked up the essential keyboard shortcuts. Because I talk about these ...

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