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The Art and Science of Digital Compositing by Ron Brinkmann

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Chapter Thirteen. Additional Integration Techniques

In an ideal world, the person responsible for shooting plates will light and photograph any foreground element in exactly the same way as its corresponding background element, and your job as a compositor will be miraculously simple. (And in this same mythical world the 3D artist would be delivering perfectly matched elements as well.) Don’t count on these miracles happening very often. Instead, you will probably find yourself using a variety of different techniques to modify the foreground (or background) so that the two integrate as well as possible. Throughout the book we have attempted to describe how the various tools in question can be used to better integrate elements into a specific scene. ...

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