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Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop CC: Bringing the Impossible to Reality with Bret Malley, 2nd Edition

Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop CC: Bringing the Impossible to Reality with Bret Malley, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2018
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-478083-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-478083-2

In Bret Malley’s world, a father is suspended in the air among his baby’s collection of toys . . . a big-box store and parking lot can be transformed into a scene of reclaimed nature . . . and an ordinary person can sculpt fire with his bare hands. And in Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop CC, Second Edition, Bret shares the techniques he uses to elevate an image from the everyday to the extraordinary, showing you how to make seemingly impossible scenarios come to life. 

Designed as a comprehensive guide to compositing from start to finish, this book is divided into three sections. Section I provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop CC focusing on both basic and hidden tools and other features you need to master in order to create stunning composite imagery. Bret also shows you how to shoot high-quality photos for compositing, including tips for equipment and technique. Going beyond the mechanics of Photoshop, Section II leaps into hands-on action by guiding readers through the creation of four unique composites. These fun and informative step-by-step projects cover everything from the first planning sketches to the final finishing touches (using resources provided for download). In Section III, additional detailed project walkthroughs offer tips on everything from creating a superhuman to compositing an epic fantasy landscape. Interviews and spreads featuring established and emerging artists provide a range of inspirational imagery, creative insight, and professional know-how. 

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Table of Contents

Section I: Basics

Chapter 1 Get Oriented

Chapter 2 Hidden Basics

Chapter 3 Layers and Photoshop Muscle

Chapter 4 Favorite Adjustment Layers and Filters

Chapter 5 Photography and Compositing

Section II: Tutorials

Chapter 6 Prep and Organize Four Projects

Chapter 7 Making a Super Composite

Chapter 8 Blending Fire

Chapter 9 Atmosphere, Grit, and Demolition

Chapter 10 Fantasy Worlds from Everyday Images

Section III: Inspiration

Chapter 11 Mastering Elemental Textures

Chapter 12 Put Daddy Down, Please!

Chapter 13 Big Store, Big Scenery

Chapter 14 The Hunt

Chapter 15 Family Portrait Magic

Chapter 16 Epic Fantasy Landscapes


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