Hello Nikonians. I am trying to learn about photo composites. I have images that I would like to place into other photos. Please recommend any books or other means of learning. I currently use Aperture and Photoshop Elements 9. I cannot seem to find anything much on this topic. Probably looking in the wrong places. Thanks, Michael.
Sat 22-Dec-12 03:27 PM | edited Sat 22-Dec-12 03:28 PM by KenLPhotos
I am not sure what your final objective is but to try something, load a large and a small image in Elements, select and 'copy' the smaller one and 'paste' onto the larger one. The small one may be moved around, rotated etc. This may or may not work for what you are intending.
As previously written, Photoshop (vs. Photoshop Elements) is probably a much stronger piece of software for use in compositing--although it costs a lot more.
Nevertheless, a book I can recommend is Photo Compositing Secrets by Matt Kloskowski (ISBN 10: 0-321-80823-1; ISBN 13: 987-0-321-80823-3. There are many others, but I have found this one to be pretty good and you are able to download practice (exercise) images.