Since I’m not a painter or illustrator, photo compositing is the perfect way for me to express the ideas that illuminate my imagination. This alpine scene is an excellent example. There’s simply no way to capture this with a single click of the camera’s shutter. Fortunately for me, and for all of us, sensational tools such as Photoshop allow us to convey our ideas more clearly and easily than at any other moment in history. It truly is an exciting time to be alive! A special thanks goes out to the remarkable David Marx for sharing one of his skier images with me.

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About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.