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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10: Maximum Performance by Abhijit Chattaraj, Mark Galer

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Project 1

Creative Montage

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Forget cutting and pasting – learn the craft of professional montage using advanced masking techniques

Masks can be used to control which pixels are concealed or revealed on any image layer except the background. If the mask layer that has been used to conceal pixels is then discarded the original pixels reappear. This approach to montage work is termed ‘non-destructive’. In this project we will learn the basics of professional compositing. We will learn how to refine the edge of the mask so that none of the old background pixels are visible and how we can then modify either the background or the subject in isolation ...

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