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

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Introduction

If you’re reading this book, chances are good that you’re a creative professional or serious Adobe Photoshop hobbyist who wants to learn more about how to bring images from different places together to create something new. That’s what this book is all about.

But it’s also important to understand what this book is not; namely, it’s not a collection of 1-2-3 lists or basic techniques for using Photoshop.

We’ve approached this book from a holistic perspective, taking into account not only cool Photoshop techniques but also vital processes such as brainstorming, staying organized, handling lighting, and working with new 3D tools. We debated whether this book should follow a format in which you watch a series of images progress from ...

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