Digital compositing is the process of digitally assembling multiple images to make a final image, typically for TV, film, or print. IT is an essential, core VFX technique. THis practical, hands-on guide addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis. REaders are presented with tips, techniques, and solutions for dealing with badly shot elements, color artifacts, mismatched lighting and other commonly faced compositing obstacles. PRactical, in-depth lessons are featured for bluescreen matte extraction, despill operations, and compositing operations, as well as color corrections. THe book is presented entirely in an application-agnostic manner, allowing readers to apply lessons learned to their compositing regardless of the software application they might be using. THe DVD contains before and after examples as well as exercise files allowing readers to refine their techniques.