Blending images with a gradient layer mask


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Blending images with a gradient layer mask

One of the most common techniques that people want to accomplish when they're working with multiple layers in a Photoshop document is how do you blend more than one layer together. It not only just means by changing the opacity between two layers but actually controlling where you see different parts of the image. So, in this particular file, I've got two layers, a White layer and a Pink layer. I'll turn off the White layer here, so you can see the Pink layer behind at the pink flower. Now what I want to do is see a part of the pink flower blending into the white flower. Now the best way to do that is to use a layer mask.

So, on the White layer I've got that chosen. I'm going to go to the bottom of the Layers panel, and there's an Add Layer Mask button. And that adds a layer mask filled with white on that particular layer. Now white means reveal all, all right? Everything where there's a white on this particular layer mask show me the area of the image where I ...

Blending images with a gradient layer mask
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Blending images with a gradient layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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