Fitness model extraordinaire, Jamie Eason.

Sometimes it’s good to revisit your work and breathe some new life into it.  One of my all time favorite images, reworked.Jamie Eason

Compositing in Photoshop Using the Clip Approach

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I began adapting my photographic style and philosophy from “hard core purist” to “compositor” the first time I ever opened Photoshop. For me, within this type of application were the keys to unlimited visual possibilities.

The only bummer? I had to learn to love and to effectively clip (select and extract) items from images in order to assemble them in another. I used to hate clipping.  It was tedious.  Adobe knows that and it and other apps have developed better tools to accomplish this task.  Now I take a more “Zen” approach by appreciating the process of clipping as a means to a better end.  This makes it a bit more rewarding.  As an advertising photographer, about 60–70% of the jobs I am hired to create require compositing.  It is essential to have a workflow that allows me to clip flawlessly.  Nothing gives away a composite faster than a poor…

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