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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Making First Assessments for the Project

We are going to take the “before” image shown in Figure 13.1

Figure 13.1. The original, before image.

…and transform it into the image you see in Figure 13.2!

Figure 13.2. The finished, virtual mansion!

Specifically, in this exercise, we will cover the following topics:

  • Straightening the photo

  • Improving overall color

  • Removing unwanted elements (and fixing some existing ones)

  • Enhancing the sky

  • Coloring the shrubs and vines

  • Adding new elements (and fixing a few others)

  • Adding some final finishing touches

Breaking ...

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