Compositing is the process of combining two photos to make a single image.
You can use compositing techniques to swap out a distracting background on an image, to place a subject somewhere they’ve never been or to create a work of the imagination.
Compositing is a fun technique to learn. It requires some technical skill, but the process can also bring out the artist in you, with Photoshop’s Layers as your canvas.
If you would like to learn about compositing in Photoshop, the video below–by one of my very favorites, Gavin Hoey–is for you. In it, Gavin walks you through the process of compositing, step-by-step, giving all sorts of cool, inside tricks and tips along the way.
I think you’ll enjoy it.
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We've seen how managing the ISO setting allows you to control the amount of grain that shows in your photos. But it does more than that. Understanding and working with the ISO setting gives us added flexibility in terms of setting the other two exposure settings–aperture and shutter speed.
The bottom line is that ISO is an important and useful tool, and one that you will want to be comfortable with if you are looking to take creative control of your exposure.