Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stamp Visible - the tie that binds.

In a previous post, I demonstrated the Stamp Visible technique for building up corrections in the workflow. We went over this technique in detail at the LEVA Conference class.

Using Stamp Visible (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E / Cmd+Opt+Shift+E) is an excellent way of preserving your steps, demonstrating your work, and leaving helpful reminders for later about what was done and in what order. You can also leave details about settings in the layers' names. Just remember, once you Stamped the visible layers and produced a new composite layer, turn the others off. You can even group the effects (New Group from Layers) and turn the folder's visibility off as another way of organising.

Once you've finished, you can collapse all the folders and see the thumbnails of your starting point and your final product. This file can be saved as a PSD or a layered Tiff and placed with your other work files.

Remember to check out the new Introduction to Forensic Photoshop from the American Institute of Forensic Education.

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