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

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Finding the Right Shots

Sometimes getting the exact shots you need may not be possible, either because of your budget or because of other constraints that you can’t work around. Using stock imagery as part of your composite has plenty of benefits. You’ll potentially encounter a few hang-ups if you’re not careful when choosing your images, but with a bit of due diligence, you can avoid problems by understanding the licensing restrictions and other terms of use that govern the images provided by various stock agencies.

Stock agencies are now commonplace online, which is great for photographers and designers. Some agencies carry a wide variety of styles and formats, while others specialize in a particular theme or look. Many carry much more than ...

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