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In Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing, Chris Orwig demonstrates how to take photographs to the next creative level by combining images in Photoshop. This course covers multiple compositing scenarios, including portraits and architecture photos, from selecting the images, to blending photos with layer masks and blend modes, and resizing and sharpening the results. Chris also covers tips and tricks design to inspire and increase the drama and interest of photographs. Exercise files are included with this course.
If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this on a disc, you have access to the Exercise Files. In order to work with the Exercise Files, simply locate the Exercise Files folder and then double-click it to open it up. Here we'll discover that all of the images and all of the files that we will be working on are organized into different folders based on their respective chapters. So if you want to start working on one particular chapter, all that you need to do is to simply go to that folder, open it up, and there you will see the images that we will be working on in that particular chapter.
Now another great way to access these files is by way of using Adobe Bridge. So here what I am going to do is quickly open up Adobe Bridge so that we can view these files. Now one of the reasons why you might want to do this is because while using Adobe Bridge you can have a great preview of the project that we will be working on in that particular chapter. For example, let's say we click on the Chapter 08_vintage_portrait. What you can do is see the original file and then you can click through the images and see the project at different stages, and here you can either start at one of these particular stages or you can go ahead and start off at the beginning.
This can also be helpful to help you discern or determine what chapter you want to work on. For example, you can go ahead and click on the Chapter 10 folder antique_book. Here you can see we are taking a vintage or antique book, what we are going to do is blend some images into that book. This will give you a sense for the overall project, and that's going to help you determine if you want to start working in that chapter. Now, if you don't have access to the Exercise Files, it's no big deal, you can always simply follow along or of course, you can work on your own files. All right, let's begin.
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