blending (layer styles)

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here is my own tutorial for blending on photoshop [7.0].

1.first, open up two pics. here are mine of jessica alba: [you can use more or less]
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also open your the image you want for your final background.
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2. [this step is if your image is locked, if yours is not, skip and go to step 3.] right-click on your background layer. go to 'duplicate layer'. your background layer will be locked. but your duplicated layer will not.
3. select your first pic. press ctrl+j. if you look at your layers toolbar, you will see you have two layers now. here is mine:
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4.next, make sure you have selected layer 1, not the background. then go to edit>>fill. make sure yours looks like this:
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5. if you did it correctly you will then see this:
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your image will all white.
6. still select layer 1. now lower the opacity. i lowered it to 60%. [you should be able to see your image at least a little.]
7. select your eraser tool. start erasing the image, not the background. [unless you want part of the background in your final image]. you will find the parts you erase become clearer.
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do this until you have erased all that you want.
8. then, raise the opacity back to 100%. the background should be white while the image you erased is able to be seen:
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obviously, it wont be perfect[mine isnt], but close enough. then save it [preferably as a JPEG], close it, then reopen it. [you need to do the reopen step]
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[now, repeat these steps for other images you have]
9. now, using your 'move' tool, drag your images onto the background you want.
it should look something like this
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10. now select the first image on the layer toolbar. do this:
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then do it for the second image. it should turn out like this:
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11. next, select your brush tool. make sure you have selected the background layer for this step. start brushing over the images. when you are done, it should look like this:
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mine's not the best, but its okay...you can play around with it. have fun :biggrin

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What color brush do you use black or white?

By Wancapulet on Dec 9, 2008 11:27 am

Thanks, this helped alott!

By stefuhnayy on Jul 30, 2008 12:57 am

thanks...took me awhile it figure the whole thing out, but I got. hmmm, this...doesn't work w/ black backgrounds, does it? 'cause when I 'multiply', it disappears.

By NoWorriesDesigns on Jul 18, 2008 7:24 am

for #11 you use the brush tool as the color white....and color over the picture/s...on the background layer. took me a while to figure it out

By xxhdfanxx on May 20, 2008 11:42 pm

wow thanks!!

By missk on May 12, 2008 9:48 am

i dont get #11 lol can u help me?

By purplelilac8o8 on May 4, 2008 11:49 am

I don't get the brush part, what color does it have to be and wat size is the brush?

By kbounleuth8 on Apr 23, 2008 7:25 pm

when i erase the pic and get ready to copy it, it only copies the white and not the whole pic

By aiyana98 on Apr 6, 2008 7:13 pm

i really need help figuring out the brush tool, please send a message back

By k010sweetygurl on Feb 21, 2008 8:46 pm

i didnt get brush part... its painting it black?? Can u help me

By k010sweetygurl on Feb 21, 2008 8:42 pm
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