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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Using "patches" to improve photos

This recipe describes a relatively simple but efficient method of dimming details in a photo. Even a perfectly composed beautiful photo may not quite fit your design, especially when text is placed over the photo. This is where the "patchwork" method is useful.

Getting ready

The cover photo of the magazine shows a newly married couple sitting on a WWII vintage Willys Jeep, white strap lines (text) fitted nicely over the olive green jeep body.

Getting ready

But the white markings on the car body were clashing with the white text, as seen in this detail, until a simple trick was applied to mute them.

How to do it...

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