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Now let's go ahead and merge the clock face along with the cardinal portrait and this has nothing whatsoever to do with transformations or warping or liquifying. This has everything to do with the Blend modes that we looked at in the previous chapter so I will make it pretty short. But I want you to make sure that the face layer is active here inside of the cardinaletondo image if you have been working along with me of course. Then I want you to press Ctrl left bracket twice in a row that would be Command left bracket twice in a row on the Mac in order to move the face layer below the portrait layer.
You can also just drag it down the stack if you want to here inside the Layers palette. Then click on the Portrait Layer and switch it to the Linear Burn mode and I am going to do that from the keyboard by pressing Shift Alt A or Shift Option A at the Mac that switches you to the Linear Burn mode right here. You can also choose the option manually from the Blend mode list if you prefer. Then finally I am going to press Shift 6 in order to reduce the fill opacity value to 60% so that I see this effect right here so that we get this nice merging of the cardinal image and the clock face that we are seeing here.
Now I shouldn't really be seeing this hole, in other words I shouldn't be seeing the cardinal image leaking into this hole if it's really printed on the clock face. Now for the sake of this composition that doesn't really matter all that much because the clock hands are going to cover up this hole but if you are at all concerned about that and you want to be able to see all the way through to the Michael Angelo first go in the background, then with the portrait layer active, go up to the Layer menu and choose the Create Clipping Mask command and that will go ahead and mask the portrait inside of the face layer and you will end up with this effect here with this nice hole in the background and that's it.
That's all we are doing in this exercise. In the next exercise we are going to bring in the first of the clock hands and scale it and rotate it into place.
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