Follow along with the images featured in the book, then apply the techniques to your own images, which is where the true learning will take place.


Many of the images in the book originated with Liquid Library image stock, Mark Beckelman's, and my personal images. If an image is not posted, it is because I did not have permission to post it. Though you won't have the exact same image I am using in the book, I am sure you'll be able to learn the techniques by working with similar images of your own. After all, you'll be using the techniques on your own files sooner than later.

Before downloading any images please read and understand the following:

  1. Image copyright remains with the original copyright holder.
  2. If you own a copy of the book Photoshop Masking & Compositing download as many of these tutorial files as you like. If you don't own a copy, please purchase one and then comeback to download the images - so you too can work along with the same images used in the book.
  3. All images posted here are for the sole use of the owners of the book Photoshop Masking & Compositing and may not be distributed for any other purposes, by any means possible.
  4. Images may not be commercially printed or used in public or private lecture, classroom, or presentation environments without prior written request and reply.
  5. In the instances, where I was not permitted to post an image, please use a similar image from your own photo or CD collection. If the image is not posted I will not be able to email it to you.
  6. For help downloading please read here.

I have posted the images in three formats:

    1. For the slower connections - as individual jpeg files (300-800k each) organized by chapter in alphabetical order.
    2. For the faster connections - as per chapter stuffed folders (between 3-16 Mb).
    3. For the person that wants them all and has a very fast internet connection - as one behemoth file (118 Mb) that contains all of the files in one folder.

PC users will need WinZip Self-Extractor and Mac users will need StuffIt Expander to decompress the chapter archives.

Individual Images Organized by Chapter (please scroll down)

Chapter Archives (between 2-20 Mb each)

All Images in One 118 Mb File

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Part 1: Selection Tools & TechniquesBack to Top

Chapter 01: The Creative Process and Configuring Photoshop

    • No Images Required

Chapter 02: Selection Strategies and Essentials

Chapter 03: The Essential Select Menu

Chapter 04: Pen Tool Power

Part 2: Working with Layers and Masks Back to Top

Chapter 05: Masks Are Your Friends

Chapter 06: Layers Are Your Friends

Chapter 07: The Power of Layer Masking

Part 3: Selecting and Preserving Fine DetailBack to Top

Chapter 08: Selecting Hair and Fine Detail

Chapter 09: Advanced Selection Techniques

Chapter 10: Selecting Translucency and Green Screen Techniques

Part 4: Photorealistic and Creative CompositingBack to Top

Chapter 11: Image Concept and Execution

    • No Images Required

Chapter 12: Photorealistic Compositing

Chapter 13: Creative CompositingBack to Top


Complete Chapter Archives

Chapter 02: Selection Strategies and Essentials

Mac ch02.sit
PC ch02.exe

Chapter 03: The Essential Select Menu

Mac ch03.sit
PC ch03.exe

Chapter 04: Pen Tool Power

Mac ch04.sit
PC ch04.exe

Chapter 05: Masks Are Your Friends

Mac ch05.sit
PC ch05.exe

Chapter 06: Layers Are Your Friends

Mac ch06.sit
PC ch06.exe

Chapter 07: The Power of Layer Masking

Mac ch07.sit
PC ch07.exe

Chapter 08: Selecting Hair and Fine Detail

Mac ch08.sit
PC ch08.exe

Chapter 09: Advanced Selection Techniques

Mac ch09.sit
PC ch09.exe

Chapter 10: Selecting Translucency and Green Screen Techniques

Mac ch10.sit
PC ch10.exe

Chapter 12: Photorealistic Compositing

Mac ch12.sit
PC ch12.exe

Chapter 13: Creative Compositing

Mac ch13.sit
PC ch13.exe

All Files in One 118 Mb File

Mac All_files.sit
PC All_files.exe


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Apple users: To download the file to your hard drive - Control click on the image link and select Download Link to Disk (Internet Explorer) or Save Link as (Netscape) or Download Linked File (Safari).

Windows users: To download the file to your hard drive - Right click on the image link and select Save Target As (Internet Explorer) or Save Link As (Netscape) .

AOL Users: In case you are having problems please try these solutions.

  • Method 1: Use a Different Browser
    If you use AOL and you are experiencing trouble, your best bet is to establish an Internet connection with AOL, and then launch either Internet Explorer or Netscape. Using one of these browsers and then follow the above directions for your computer platform.
  • Method 2: Copy/Paste into Photoshop
    1. Launch Photoshop and AOL.
    2. Locate tutorial file and click on desired image resolution.
    3. PC users please right click and select "Copy". Macintosh users please click and hold and select "Copy"
    4. Back to Photoshop....select New from File menu and click OK.
    5. Edit > Paste
    6. Save this new file to your hard drive.
  • Method 3: Modifying AOL Preferences
    To save tutorial images as .JPG files, rather than .ART files, while using AOL please change your browser preferences as described below:

    1. Click on START, select Programs, select America Online, then click on America Online 6.0.
    2. On the AOL tool bar, click on SETTINGS, then click on PREFERENCES.
    3. Click on INTERNET PROPERTIES (WWW).
    4. Click on the WEB GRAPHICS tab, click on NEVER COMPRESS GRAPHICS, then click on the GENERAL tab.
    NOTE: Selecting Never compress graphics can degrade the performance of the Web browser.
    5. Click on DELETE FILES.
    6. Click on OK when prompted to delete the files in the Temporary Internet Files folder.
    7. Click on CLEAR HISTORY.
    8. Click on OK when prompted to delete all the items in your History folder.
    9. Click on OK to close the Internet Preferences window.
    10. Click on the X in the upper right corner of the Preferences window to close it, then try to connect to the site again.
    11. Hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard, then click on the RELOAD icon on the tool bar.
    NOTE: This will reload the page from the Web site, instead of loading it from the browser cache.
    If for any reason you need additional help or information and it entails immediacy, may I kindly suggest you to please contact AOL Technical Support Department by phone at 1-888-346-3704 or talk to our live One-On-One help by going to Keyword ASK THE STAFF. Both departments will guide you through a step-by-step solution to downloading problems.

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