Blending w/ gradients

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Some people were asking me how I blend. I know there's already two tutorials on how to blend, but I do mine a different way.

I used these images, but you can use any that you want:
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First, paste them all so that they overlap each other.
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Since 3 is on the top, I'll start with that one. On the "layers" window there's a button that looks like this:User posted imagePress it and make sure your colors are default, black and white
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Then, click the gradient tool
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The gradient should be set to this:
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With the gradient tool, drag a line from image three to image two.
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This should make image 3 disapear, but not for long.
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Flip the colors so that they are white and black instead of black and white.
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Then, select the gradient tool again. Drag the line from the left edge of image two to the right edge of image three going the same way you did before
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The image should reappear
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Do the same for image two, but blend it with image ONE. When you're done, you should have something like this
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To soften the blend, flatten the image.
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Then, select the whole image and copy it. Make a new layer
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and paste the image onto the new layer. The "layers" window should look like this
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Do a gaussian blur
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Set the blending option to overlay and set the opacity to 50%
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When you're done, you should get something like this
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finally one tutorial that works for blending lol. even though i cant see the pictures the text helped alot & they were GREAT instructions. anyways thanks

By georgejetKins on Aug 9, 2009 10:49 am

the pictures dont work. can you please fix them?

By eloisajb on Dec 21, 2008 1:54 am

Can you please update the links for your pictures? They don't seem to be working. :( I forgot how to blend with gradients. Thank you!!

By y0urpreci0us on Feb 5, 2008 2:00 am

How do you do this w/ PS elements 5.0??

By PurpleRobotsAttack on Oct 6, 2007 9:57 am

nice job

By IVIike on Sep 14, 2007 4:53 pm

i can't even get step one!! how do you get them to paste on top of each other?

By PAOLACASTANEDA on Sep 11, 2007 2:08 am

just what i've been looking for =)
thank you very much.

By michellerrific on Aug 12, 2007 8:29 pm

i can't even get step one!! how do you get them to paste on top of each other?

By j.joy08 on Jul 31, 2007 2:17 am

I dont understand how to make the blend with the other photo. i only know how to do the first one.

By mizswtness on Jun 22, 2007 3:14 pm

OMG! Thank you so much for making this tutorial this is the first blending tutorial that actually works for me. You are a genius.

By shortcake on Jun 20, 2007 5:19 pm
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Submitted on Feb 10, 2006
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