The Perfect Blend: A Photoshop Tutorial
Good Morning scrappers! Tamara here back with another fun tutorial! A couple of weeks ago, I asked all of you to give me some suggestions on what you would like to learn, and I had several people ask me to write a tutorial on blending a photo into your background paper. I know you have all seen the technique, and I am sure that there are several ways to go about blending, but today I am only going to share with you my preferred method.
You have all seen the beautiful layouts in the galleries that have a photo blended into the background..but just in case you haven't, I searched the gallery at Gotta Pixel and found a few examples using some of Mye's kits.
This layout by dodiegonzales using Mye's "Thankfully" Kit is a fantastic example of blending. She used the photo she already had and flipped it horizontally and then blended the photo. It fills in an empty space (a great idea for those of you that don't like to add a lot of journaling); adds to the composition of the page because it draws your eye across the page instead of it just falling onto dead open space, and it also just adds a fun artistic emphasis on her photo adding to its importance.
Even though this is also a blend, it is done in a different way. She used a mask and clipped her photo to it to create a beautiful blend on her layout! By reducing the opacity of the mask, you reduce the opacity of your photo, and it blends in nicely with her background!
Now that you see how a blend is used, I am going to show you a quick and easy way to get your photos blended on your page!