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Real World Compositing with Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Scott Valentine, Dan Moughamian

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Other Considerations

When creating a composite image, you’ll want to include certain elements in your planning beyond just choosing the right scene and subject or the right context. Complexity, color, and light can make or break your final image, and that is the focus for the final part of our discussion of subject and scene.

Complexity

The level of complexity within any of the scenes or subjects you choose to photograph (or acquire from a stock gallery) is a vital consideration. Take landscape photographs as an example: The more contours, trees, and ground-plane objects within your scene, the more they will potentially overwhelm the other elements you blend into the scene, depending on their relative scale (scale and related issues are discussed ...

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