Playing With Photoshop
This is just one example of what you can do in Photoshop.
This is a composite of three photos that came on a CD from Print Artist 4.0 by Sierra
Home Products. I worked on them in the original size (about 1.5MB each) and then reduced
the result. Click on the thumbnails below to see reduced versions of the original photos.
What I Did:
- Sized each separate image so the animals didn't look out of proportion..
- Layered the images together.
- Used masks, and selected parts of layers by using the eraser and brush tool.
- Used the eyedropper to select colors to try to paint over the seams.
- Used the rubber stamp to fill in holes in the grass, and smooth out the lion's mane.
- Used the "Dodge" tool to lighten the cubs so that were lighter.
- Used the "Blur" tool around the edges of joined images..
- Used the smudge tool in large areas (like the waterfall).
- Selected Indexed Color Mode with a web palette and then saved at low resolution.
I was not able to reduce the image to a smaller size and keep the quality on the
composite image; however, I have gotten better with practice and when I do it over the
image should be smaller.