Creating the cover


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Creating the cover

In this image, the cover area has been isolated and made into a new layer all of its own. Let's now build the cover of our imaginary art magazine. We'll start with this image of the Mona Lisa, which we'll form the background image for our cover. Let's imagine that our magazine has a logo is based on this picture of Rodin's Thinker. Well, first of all, we want you to remove all of this background and we can do that most easily with the Quick Selection tool.

We can simply drag it over the picture of Rodin and then Zoom in. And now, we can reduce the size of our brush and take out the bit we don't want in there. It's not perfect but it's a good starting point. Let's choose the Refine Edge dialog just to tighter that up. You can see, its got a bit ragged around here so let's increase the smoothness and because that does tend to fuzzy up the edges, we can increase the contrast as well and that will tighten it up again for us.

And let's...

Creating the cover
Video duration: 4m 35s 2h 13m Intermediate

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Creating the cover provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Steve Caplin as part of the Photoshop CS5 Smart Objects Workshop

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Design Photography video2brain
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Photoshop
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