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Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Second Edition by James Porto, Seán Duggan, Katrin Eismann

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Chapter 4. Lighting and Backgrounds

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The quality of the original photographic elements that make up your composite determines the look and feel of your final image, and as such, the more effort, attention, and energy you dedicate to the creation of those elements, the more outstanding your resulting image will be. The primary element in all photography is light, and how you choose to utilize it can make all the difference in the final image. When taking pictures not intended for composites, the light is a critical factor, but it can be considered independently for each situation you photograph. However, when you are creating a photorealistic composite ...

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