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SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder, Carla Rose

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Composites from Nothing

You've seen in some of the earlier hours that with Photoshop you can create art from scratch, as well as edit and alter existing photos. Let's see what you can make out of nothing.

Try it Yourself

Create a Composite Image from Scratch

Start with a new, empty document; you'll apply a gradient as a background.

Gradients can be linear, radial, angled, reflected, or diamond-shaped, and can have as many transparent or opaque colors as you want. To create a gradient, follow these steps:

1.
Select the Gradient tool, which shares a toolbox compartment with the Paint Bucket. Look at its Options bar, which is shown in Figure 20.19. We want a gradient that will suggest sky, water, and beach.
Figure 20.19. Gradients and the Gradient ...

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