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Photoshop Masking & Compositing

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Designers, photographers, and artists are using Photoshop to create fantastic and realistic images for illustrations, fine art, and editorial content. Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by New Riders Publishing
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Mar 16, 2014 Ken rated it it was amazing
I have been using Photoshop since Version 2, and I have come to realize that one of the most important skills — perhaps the most important — is to be able to isolate a subject from its background. In other words, making selctions and masks. If you can do this, you can put a stormy sky behind a lighthouse or put a faculty member against a dramatic, high-tech background instead of his blackboard. If you consider that many subjects have irregular outlines which often include wisps of hair, this can ...more
Jan 13, 2014 Kintage rated it it was amazing
I decided to teach myself a little bit about photography. I ended up less interested in Photography and more interested in photo manipulation. This book by Katrin Eismann is one of my many unexpected purchases related to that.

At the time I bought this, I had little experience with Photoshop or Masking. I was starting a new hobby. This book was easy to follow with lots of nice glossy, color pictures. It's jam packed with tons of information and even has downloadable projects to work on. I've don
Feb 08, 2015 Joe rated it it was amazing
Simply the standard for Masking and Compositing. I hope Katrin has the time to add future editions as Photoshop evolves
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Sep 22, 2012 Serge Pierro rated it liked it
Shelves: photography
For those interested in Masking and Compositing in Photoshop, this is a good place to start. Eismann offers detailed and solid instruction on the techniques to make seamless compositions.
Apr 03, 2009 Joe rated it really liked it
Would like to see an update for CS4 (book is written for CS). The selection and masking instruction in this book is still a really useful though.
Dec 25, 2011 Annukka rated it really liked it
Learned many new techniques especially on masking. Like Eismanns very clear and easy to understand way of explaining things.
Aug 14, 2007 Jeff rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone nerdy enough
read it - now it's my reference for all things 'selection' in photoshop
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Sep 23, 2010 Mylksnake Wilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-reference
Eismann is a wonderful instructor. I'll be getting more of her books.
Jan 15, 2015 Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-design
Helped me brush up on the old Photoshop this year.
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Good for web and graphic design
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Katrin is 1/3 artist, 1/3 author, and 1/3 educator. She received her BFA degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA degree in Design from the School of Visual Arts. She has co-authored: Web Design Studio Secrets, Adobe Photoshop Studio Secrets, Real World Digital Photography, and authored Photoshop Restoration and Retouching and Photoshop Masking &am ...more
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