Chapter 1. This Will Help You on Your Way

Common Techniques Used in This Book

This chapter is basically a primer for the rest of the book. As we progress through these extensive exercises, we will be using certain techniques numerous times in different scenarios. We’ll cover these in this first chapter so you are well prepared, and also so that you have a quick reference to these techniques, instead of having to search through the book every time to find what you need.

Extracting People from Backgrounds

One of the most obvious skills you need to master when designing and compositing in Photoshop is extracting subjects. Ideally, you want your subject on a solid light or dark background, and here we’ll look at both scenarios. But, I use the same ...

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