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Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites by Matt Kloskowski

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3. Creating Motion

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I first came up with this composite idea when I saw some photos of an actual motorcycle photo shoot. The photographer was tethered into the back of a pickup truck driving down a road, with an assistant holding a light (also tethered into the truck). Now, the photos were great, but it got me thinking, “What about shooting the motorcyclist in the studio, where I could control the exact lighting that I wanted, and then placing him onto the background I wanted?” To me, a project like this really shows the power of compositing, because the alternative can be costly, requires a lot of setup, and is pretty much just a pain in the neck ...

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