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

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Color Considerations

Another crucial element to getting your source images right is starting off with a consistent color character. The fewer color replacements or wholesale color shifts you use to make your source images in Photoshop, the better off you are likely to be. This is true not only from the standpoint of saving time but also in terms of maintaining image data integrity as much as possible during numerous edits.

For things to go smoothly, you need to keep several factors in mind, including the final mood or look of your image, the color of your subjects and the surrounding scenery (if any), and the color of the light at the time and location of your photographing those subjects. Considering the color of the light (or light temperature) ...

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