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Part: V Ambitious Image Editing > Replacing the Main Elements in an Image

Chapter 18. Replacing the Main Elements in an Image

In this chapter, you'll learn

  • How to isolate an image from its background

  • How to use resizing and the Free Transform feature to add an object to an image

  • How to use transparency to align image elements

  • How to use Quick Mask mode to select and copy image elements

  • How to use the Clone Stamp tool to touch up the image

  • How to add shadows to blend in imported image elements

Magicians and military strategists alike can agree that “the best place to hide something is in plain sight.” And so it goes with digital retouching; with the right lighting and camera angle, you often can replace a sizeable section of a photo and make it look perfectly natural. Let's see how this can be done.


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