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Chapter 14. Retouching a Group Scene by ... > The Composite Process Recipe: Select...

The Composite Process Recipe: Select, Add, Retouch

Adding the extra people to the scene involves a process that will remain relatively consistent for each individual. Once an alternative image has been found to borrow the subjects from, the first step is to make a selection of the subject. After a selection has been made, the next step is to move the subject into the main target image. From there, decisions are made about whether any additional alterations are needed, such as resizing the subject to fit the scene.

Advanced Photoshop Magic: Select, Add, Retouch

Photoshop has a wealth of selection tools to help us tackle the first item on the agenda: making a selection. And in many instances, combining several selection tools can be an efficient method to use when making a selection. Like everything else in Photoshop, there is no right or wrong way of accomplishing this task, and as you become more familiar with the program, you will develop your own methods that are comfortable to the way you work.


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