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Photoshop CS4 Compositing Tips: Image Alignment and 'Smart Scaling'

Article Description

Dan Moughamian, coauthor of Real World Compositing with Adobe Photoshop CS4, illustrates how to capture and create images with wide fields of view by using the Photoshop CS4 alignment and blending functions. You'll also learn how to “narrow” the field of view within a single image by using the brand-new Content Aware Scale function.

Conclusion

The Photoshop tools mentioned in this article can be a great place to start when creating composites. They allow you to stretch or compress a scene effectively for your blended imagery, without introducing visual evidence that major changes have been made to the files. Next time you're tinkering with the background scenery for a composite image, check them out!

Dan Moughamian is coauthor of Real World Compositing with Photoshop CS4. You can learn more about Dan's photography and creative endeavors at Colortrails.com.