Lesa Snider

The Joy of Combining Images with Photoshop

Date: This event took place live on September 11 2012

Presented by: Lesa Snider

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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One of the most rewarding projects you can tackle in Photoshop is combining images. Whether you're swapping backgrounds, spicing up a boring background, or creating a complex collage, this is where things start getting fun.

In this hands-on webcast, you'll learn several non-destructive techniques for combining images such as:

  • Gradient masks
  • Hand-painted masks
  • Solid color fades
  • Layer blend modes
  • Refine Edge dialog box

The techniques you'll learn are fabulous for designers, scrapbookers, and especially photographers looking to offer more products to their clients.

About Lesa Snider

Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed author and speaker, is on a mission to teach the world to create better graphics. She's a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto.com, and founder of the creative tutorial site PhotoLesa.com. Lesa is the author of several books including Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual, Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual, and coathor of iPhoto 11: The Missing Manual, as well as several videos training titles on Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Camera Raw, and iPhoto. She writes a regular column for Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines, and contributes frequently to DesignToolsMonthly.com. Lesa is also a long-time member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors and the Advanced Photoshop professor for Sessions.edu. She can be spotted teaching at conferences several conferences around the globe.

During free time, you'll find her carving the twisties on her sportbike or hanging with fellow Apple Mac enthusiasts. Lesa is a proud member of the BMWMOA, F800 Riders Club, CoMUG and NCMUG.