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

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Quick Setup

Strong foundations. It’s important to consider how to set up your compositing workspace. Although some artists may start with their large background image as the “base,” it can be useful to start with a new document as the basis for a composite. This enables you to precisely target an output type. More specifically, if your image is destined exclusively for the Web, there is little point in consuming extra processing resources, RAM, and time by using a huge image from your DSLR as the working file.

Web-targeted. The main considerations when targeting the Web are document dimensions, resolution, and color profile. Although many creative websites are growing larger as the average screen size increases, generally you won’t find many ...

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