Tutorials Photoshop Photo Editing Photo blending

Photo blending

EZPhotoshop Photo Editing Nov 26, 2007

This is a very simple tutorial, basically showing how blending normal photos with the overlay option can produce beautiful results.

Start out by making a new image, and pasting the background texture to fill your screen. You can use your own images, or you can use the ones I have.

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Lets make things a little more interesting by overlaying another texture. Past the second picture on a new layer, and change the mode to "overlay"

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Create a new layer, and position a picture of a face to the right. I used the file below. Now we need to delete the excess background from the portrait. Click on the "magic wand" tool on your toolbar, and choose a tolerance of 30. Click on the gray portion of the photo, and delete it.

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Change your layer mode to "overlay" and then duplicate the layer.

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Change the mode your duplicate layer back to normal, and then use the eraser tool to erase all of the face except the eye.

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Now we are going to add a little texture with this picture of a duster. Paste the picture onto a new layer, and once again delete the portion around the eye. Use your eraser tool to erase the white edges towards the left.

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Click to enlarge

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Change the layer mode to overlay

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I took it one step further by playing with the contrast and saturation. Flatten your image by choosing Layer > Flatten Image. Now choose Image > Adjustments > Hue and Saturation. Bring down the saturation slightly. Next choose Image > Adjustments > Brightness and Contrast and up the contrast slightly.

Photo Blending

Done! Enjoy the dish!

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