After much dedication and hard work, I am proud to announce the publication of Photoshop Masking & Compositing 2nd edition, which I authored with Katrin Eismann and Sean Duggan. This is a comprehensive guide to professional compositing in Photoshop and it’s a must have if you are interested in seamlessly combining images. The sections which I authored detail strategies and techniques for photography for compositing as well as a chapter on advanced Photorealistic compositing. It was a privilege to collaborate with Katrin and Sean on this venture; their combined experience in writing and teaching served to push me to more clearly articulate the techniques I’ve been exploring for many years. The book is available in bookstores and on Amazon.com.
Here are a few sample pages from the chapters I authored. Often when inexperienced people make composites, they don’t pay enough attention to the photographic aspect of the process. In this book. we address all of the important aspects for successful compositing, especially how to match the lighting and perspective of all the elements you’re combining. You won’t get the results you want unless your photography has been rendered with the exact intention for where it will live in the final composite. For all of you who buy the book, we appreciate it, and wish you happy image combining. James Porto
See full post here: PORTO BLOG2012-09-05.