Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Blending along a gradient, part of Creating Composites in Photoshop.
Composite Imaging is all about taking two or more image elements and blending them together. …But that doesn't always mean they need to be two photographic images for example. …In fact, sometimes the second image isn't really an image at all. …You might for example, want to blend an image off, have it fade away into a solid …color, for example. So that you can use it in a page layout …on a website or add text or whatever else you might have in mind. …Let's take a look at an example of that. I'll create a solid layer over on the …right side and then blend it together very smoothly.…
And I'm going to use a gradient on a layer mask to accomplish that last piece …of it. I'll start by adding a new layer, I'll …click on the blank sheet of paper icon, the Create New Layer button, at the …bottom of the Layers panel. I could also rename that layer, if I'd …like, to help keep organized, I'll simply double-click on the name of the layer, …and I'll just call this Color Box. And then, I can add some color to this …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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