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Watch Matt Kloskowski in a video that shows you how to complete an HDR photo using Photoshop.

In exactly 14 weeks, Photoshop World will take Las Vegas by storm offering three non-stop days of informative, inspirational and invaluable photography, lighting and Photoshop training from the industry’s best and brightest talents, as well as an industry expo showcasing the hottest gadgets and gizmos on the market.

From new instructors like Dave BlackJeremy Cowart and Frank Doorhof to an exciting Photoshop-meets-fashion theme, this seventh PSW in Las Vegas is shaping up to be the luckiest one yet!

Vegas Brochure

Click here to automatically download a PDF of the official Photoshop World brochure. The brochure features descriptions of all training sessions andoptional pre-conference workshops, a list of participating instructors and much more. Please note: we’ve made one change to the pre-con workshop lineup: Deke McClelland’s “Photoshop Channels & Masks” class has been changed to “Photoshop 3D Fundamentals.”

And don’t forget to register before Friday, August 5 to save an extra $100 off the registration rate.

Start planning now for the ultimate educational experience… You won’t regret it!

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Compositing, or photo compositing, is the technique—art and craft—of combining images to create a new image. The newly created image often presents its own version of reality.

Compositing is often used in advertising, where the use of the technique is sometimes intended to be obvious and at other times is designed to be seamless. Compositing has sometimes been used in journalism, although this use is generally frowned upon when discovered. The opprobrium hasn’t stopped the usage—for example, the Communist party under Stalin used old-fashioned compositing to “purge” out early party leaders as they were discredited by altering historic photographs to remove those who had been purged from the party.

Compositing comes into its own as a fine art technique, where concerns are conceptual, aesthetic and visual rather than related to factual concerns, ethics and marketing. This article concentrates on compositing to create art images—in any case the techniques are essentially the same no matter what the intended usage.

As art, photo composites usually present essentially unreal or “impossible” worlds (this phrase has been used as a description of M.C. Escher’s work, and I like to apply it to many of my photo composites).

If you’ve ever considered this art and would like to learn how to do it in Photoshop, you’ll want to read this article in photo.net.

With summer nights here, the sky is frequently clear except for the big moon in the sky. If you’d like to take photos of that beautiful moon and insert them into other photos, then you’ll want to read this article from PopPhoto. Learn how easy it is to place a the moon shot on the left into the landscape photo on the right.

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Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for photographers and digital artists, today announced their new Beauty Box Photo skin retouching software. The plugin provides an automatic, easy, and inexpensive way of smoothing skin and removing blemishes in photographs. Beauty Box Photo 1.0 is fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and earlier versions of Photoshop and Elements. (via CreativePro.com)

I’m all for anything that makes post-processing faster. I haven’t downloaded it yet, but I will. If you do, please post a comment and let us know what you think.

With all the recent hubbub about Photoshopped celebrities in magazines (which is frankly just a fact of life these days), French ELLE decided to feature three women with no makeup or Photoshopping for the April issue (the photos were shot by Peter Lindbergh). This is perhaps more shocking than any leaked photo of an un-retouched Kim Kardashian. It’s not lost on us that they chose three of the most beautiful women in the worl… [via American Photo]

Read the rest of the story and see a couple photos here.

You know how the camera always seems to add 10 lbs.? You can shave those extra pounds away using Photoshop. This demo shows two methods of making people look thinner. And, if you do it with subtlety, you’ll never know that is was Photoshop that took those extra pounds off–and your clients will think you are a genius!

Please note this video is in Quicktime format. A player can be downloaded from apple.com. [via Photoshop News]

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