Making an Advanced Blend On PSP8+

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<---------->Word from the author<---------->
--->I'm going to use PSP10, also known as PSP-X, but the features can also be found on PSP8 and above.
--->Make sure you have at least 2 images of what you want to blend. It's not necessary, but highly recommended by me that you follow along with my images before trying it with your own, for best results.
--->It's best to use similar pictures that are the same height of the same subject.


Step one: Open up two or more images of your choice. I will be using three pictures of Jamie Lynn Spears that I got from
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Now open up a new image, making the height the same as the smallest image you have, and the width 15-33% pixels less than the width of the images put together. (Resize your images if your width adds up to more than 1000 pixels.)

Step two: Copy and paste each picture onto a different layer in the new image you have just made. (CTRL+L for a new layer). Place them side by side, overlapping each other. If you have three pictures, then put the middle one as the top layer, selecting it. Make sure your layers are similar to mine.
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Step three: Right click on the top layer, and select New Mask Layer ->Show All.
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You should get a new group layer. Your layers should now look similar to mine.
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Step four: Take your paint brush tool, use the default brush tip, size of 50-200(depending how big your images are), color black. You can lower the hardness of the brush to give more feathering. Slowly outline the picture depending on where you want the image to blend(make sure you are on the mask layer); you will notice that parts of the picture will disappear.
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Step five: Right click on any layer, select merge ->merge all(flatten).
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Now you are ready to put on brushes, textures, crop off unnecessary space, and etc. Here are my original images
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Here is my finished product
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See how blending can make two+ images wonderful? The best thing is that mask layers will help make your image look professional!

Hope that was what you were looking for! Any questions? Feel free to PM me at any given time!

Tutorial Comments

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awesome tutorial! thank you!

By slimjimcat on Aug 3, 2008 11:16 pm

from step 2 and down iz NOT workin...
how do u get dhem on the layer like iht show in da example....

By kweezy24 on Jan 29, 2008 5:26 pm do you get dhem on da layer...get at meh asappppp

By kweezy24 on Jan 29, 2008 4:41 pm

amazing! now i want PSP8 x]

By munkyfacgrl on Oct 13, 2007 1:43 am

I get confused on step 2.
How is Raster 2 centered, Raster 4 aligned to the right, and Raster 3 aligned to the left??

I think that's what's messing me up cuz only 2 pictures are coming up and I have 3.

Explain please.

By Precious14 on Oct 11, 2007 8:48 pm

How did you get the grid looking stuff in the image?

By MCRbulletsVAMPIRA on Jul 5, 2007 2:09 am

i dont get it how you put the images together.. i got everything understood until step four :P ?? i need help please...

By rbd13 on Jun 26, 2007 7:10 pm

what font did you use?

By healingtears on Jun 4, 2007 9:38 pm

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