Chapter 3. Planning and Preparing


Commercial photographers and illustrators are often hired to express someone else’s ideas, and depending on the client, they may get explicit sketches and directions or be given free rein to develop the concept. In contrast, fine artists express their own ideas and concerns. But fine artists as well as commercial Adobe Photoshop users benefit greatly from planning the image, which includes everything from concept, to photography, to working in Photoshop, and finally to outputting the image.

You’ve all seen the cut-and-paste composites where the elements don’t make visual sense; for example, where the people are ...

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