Chapter 9Create Composite Images

With digital, you can change every pixel into anything you want, and you can perform any operation with the film footage that you can imagine. My brother [John Knoll] said, “This is the future of special effects in movies,” and decided to teach himself computer graphics in his spare time.1

Tom Knoll Co-Developer, with his Brother John, of Photoshop


Chapter Goals

In the previous chapter, we gained an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, with an emphasis on single-layer images. However, while its basic editing capability is impressive, the true power of Photoshop lies in two features we haven’t covered yet: selections and layers. These features ...

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