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

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Chapter 13. Photorealistic Compositing

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A photorealistic composite is an image that is made of at least two combined images but appears as though it is a single photograph. This type of composite follows all the physical laws that would be present in a single photograph: The lighting on each element is consistent with the environment, the perspective of all the elements is consistent with the environment, and the image quality of each photograph is consistent. This doesn’t mean that the content of the image need be realistic. Sometimes photorealistic composites represent fantastic or impossible scenarios, whereas other times you may not be aware ...

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