Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Home > Store

Introduction to Compositing: Creating Your First Composite Portrait

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

Introduction to Compositing: Creating Your First Composite Portrait

eBook (Watermarked)

  • Your Price: $10.00
  • Includes EPUB, MOBI, and PDF
  • About eBook Formats
  • This eBook includes the following formats, accessible from your Account page after purchase:

    ePub EPUB The open industry format known for its reflowable content and usability on supported mobile devices.

    MOBI MOBI The eBook format compatible with the Amazon Kindle and Amazon Kindle applications.

    Adobe Reader PDF The popular standard, used most often with the free Adobe® Reader® software.

    This eBook requires no passwords or activation to read. We customize your eBook by discreetly watermarking it with your name, making it uniquely yours.

Not for Sale


  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-357950-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-357950-5

In Introduction to Compositing: Creating Your First Composite Portrait, author and photographer Eric Doggett walks you through the steps to creating your first composite image. He discusses the two composite types to choose from, realistic and intentionally unrealistic, and why you should avoid an “in between” image. He then shares three key tips for capturing successful, simple source images every time–shoot in open shade, photograph from the waist up, and make room for your subject. Finally, he covers how to effectively composite your image in Adobe Photoshop, from masking to refining edges and making final adjustments, to get just the look you want.

While the ultimate goal of the ebook is for you to create your own portrait composite, Eric also shares his three source imagesthe portrait of his subject, a background shot, and a sky that he uses in the compositeso that you can work right alongside him throughout the process with the same exact images.


Submit Errata

More Information

Unlimited one-month access with your purchase
Free Safari Membership