Photoshop Masking & Compositing: Fundamentals

9781596717954: Photoshop Masking & Compositing: Fundamentals

Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals is the introductory installment of Deke McClelland's four-part series on making photorealistic compositions in Photoshop. The course shows how to make selections, refine the selections with masks, and then combine them in new ways, using layer effects, blend modes, and other techniques to create a single seamless piece of artwork. Deke introduces the Channels panel and the alpha channel, the key to masking and transparency in Photoshop; reviews the selection tools, including the Color Range tool, Quick Mask mode, and the Refine Edge command; and shows how to blend masked images so they interact naturally. Exercise files accompany the course.

Macintosh Requirements
· OS 10.3.9 or higher
· DVD-ROM drive
· 1024x768 resolution
· 24-bit video support
· Quicktime 7 or higher

Windows Requirements
· XP, Vista, Windows 7
· DVD-ROM drive
· 1024x768 resolution
· 24-bit video support
· PC sound card/speakers
· Quicktime 7 or higher (included)
· .NET 2.0 or higher (included)

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About the Author:

Deke McClelland is one of the most respected experts in the business, with more than 30 industry awards to his name. He has been creating books, magazine articles, and videos on Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign since each of those programs first hit the market.

Deke has written more than 80 books, translated into 24 languages, with more than four million copies in print. He has also recorded 2,000 hours of video training, which have garnered million of views.

Today, Deke creates the One-on-One book and video series. His full-color books include the best-selling Adobe Photoshop CS5 One-on-One, Adobe Illustrator CS5 One-on-One, and Adobe InDesign CS5 One-on-One. He also creates the comprehensive Photoshop CS5 One-on-One and Illustrator CS5 On-on-One video series for Deke's other videos include Photoshop Sharpening Images, Photoshop Mastering Lab Color, and Photoshop Channels & Masks, all of which have received industry awards.

Deke lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his two sons. To ask questions, find answers, and discover weekly tips and tricks, visit

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