chapter  Chapter 5
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Composing the Lifestyle

ByCarrie Beene

This chapter explains that the Vania Lifestyle is going to need to be downsized quite a bit to fit into the composite image, so readers will need to put her together and do a great deal of retouching before moving her to the master file. To mask Vania out of her background, its is better to get started by adding a layer mask to the Main layer and used a medium-hard straight brush. Always keep pixel layers at the bottom of the file and color corrections at the top. Never go for the quick fx of adding an empty layer at the top of a file and cloning with the Clone Stamp tool set to All Layers, thereby creating pixels that are mixed together with the color corrections. For tucking in waistlines, readers can use the Pinch filter.