Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Advanced blending, part of Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
Whenever I want to create a composite image, the first thing I tend to think…about is a layer mask. Because a layer mask is what's used…typically to blend the two images together.…But sometimes you don't even need a layer mask in order to combine two images.…Here I have a Clock Tower with a very drab sky, and I also have another image layer…that has some nice clouds. I'll turn off the visibility for the Clock…Tower layer so that we can see the Clouds layer.…I want to combine these two images so that I effectively just replace the sky.…And because the sky is the brightest portion of the image, I can use a clever…technique in order to hide that sky, and therefore reveal the clouds below.…
And that involves advanced blending options for my layers.…I'll start off by double clicking on the thumbnail for my Clock Tower layer in…order to bring up the layer style dialogue.…And I'm going to focus on the advanced blending options, and specifically the…options down at the bottom, those two gradients.…I'll move the dialog over so that we can see the entire image and I'm going to…
- Basic concepts
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
- Creating a vignette effect with masking
Skill Level Beginner
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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